WTO Public Forum
19 Sep 2011 - 21 Sep 2011WTO Public Forum Discusses Eco-Innovation, Carbon Accounting and Green Growth.
The Forum opens with keynote speeches by WTO Director General Pascal Lami and Laura Chinchilla Miranda, President of Costa Rica. Different panel sessions address topics such as: a WTO framework agreement on sustainable energy; the advancement of trade and environment in the absence of negotiations; the promotion of innovation and the deployment of environmental technologies; international carbon flows; and strategies for promoting green innovation and disseminating environmentally-friendly technologies. In addition, a special session on preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) focuses on trade opportunities and challenges in a green economy.