WTO Public Forum Addresses Climate-Trade Interface
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26 September 2008: Pascal Lamy, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, addressed the 2008 WTO Public Forum highlighting that trade in “environmental goods and services, in particular in climate-friendly technology, can make vital pollution prevention and reduction equipment more accessible to countries in need; thereby easing the climate crisis.” The 2008 WTO Public Forum under the […]

WTO OMC 26 September 2008: Pascal Lamy, World Trade Organization
(WTO) Director-General, addressed the 2008 WTO Public Forum highlighting that
trade in “environmental goods and services, in particular in climate-friendly
technology, can make vital pollution prevention and reduction equipment more
accessible to countries in need; thereby easing the climate crisis.”

The 2008 WTO
Public Forum under the theme “Trading into the Future” met on 25-26
September
2008 and provided an opportunity for civil society to present its views
to the
WTO and discuss how the trading system may incorporate the needs and
aspirations of the international community.
A session on mutual
supportiveness of trade, climate change and development objectives was
moderated by Fiona Harvey, Financial Times, and
included Pascal Lamy as a speaker. Climate change was also addressed in
a panel
organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable
Development
(ICTSD) on “Climate Change, Competitiveness and Trade Policy:
Opportunities and
Challenges for the Future of the Multilateral Trading System.” [WTO
Public Session Programme, Audio and Documents
]