ENV22-1

Title of the activity
Singapore - WTO Workshop on Sustainable Trade
Activity Type
Global
Description
The main objective of this Workshop is to enhance knowledge and understanding of the on-going work and discussions at the WTO on how trade, trade policy and the multilateral trading system intersect with efforts to address the triple environmental challenges of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. The workshop will provide a background on the relevant topics, where the discussions currently stand and how these aspects are covered under the various WTO Agreements, institutions and negotiating fora, including the new environmental initiatives on to Trade and Environmental Sustainability, Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade. Addressing these issues in a single workshop, will allow for a more comprehensive assessment of the WTO trade regime as it applies to trade and environmental policies adopted to address these challenges, as well as the interaction of the different disciplines and regimes in this rapidly expanding area. The Workshop will also provide a forum for participants to exchange views and share national and regional experiences with respect to the opportunities and challenges in this field.
Venue
Singapore
City
Singapore
Trade topic
Environment
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
3
selection process
Selection of participants will be made by the Trade and Environment Division (TED) of the WTO. Each invited Member should submit the names of three capital-based officials, for consideration in the selection process. The nominees should be middle to senior level officials who have proven professional experience and responsibilities in the area of Trade and Environmental Sustainability. Preference will be given to nominees who have a leading role in coordinating trade-related environmental policy or assessing the trade affects of environmental policies across substantive areas, and who also participate in discussions on the above issues in international and multilateral fora. Preference will also be given to candidates that have successfully completed the E-Learning Course on Trade and Environment by the time they submit their application. However, if selected, only one participant per Member will be provided with financial support from the WTO. Participants are required to be fluent in English which will be the working language of this event.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe