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The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to present high-level public discussion on the topic of trade and climate change.

It has been two years since the successful conclusion of COP21 with the signature of the Paris Agreement. All World Trade Organization members have signed and most have ratified the Agreement. The links between climate measures and trade rules continue to be debated with little agreement as to whether the relationship between the two is largely mutually supportive or whether in fact trade rules pose barriers to climate measures.

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring the following prominent experts in the field of trade and climate change as they further illuminate this important topic. A reception will follow.

Event Speakers

James Bacchus

James Bacchus

Senior Fellow

James Bacchus is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program, as well as the Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. 

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Maria Panezi

CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow

Maria Panezi is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. She holds a Ph.D. in law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where she wrote her dissertation on transparency in the World Trade Organization.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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Silvia Maciunas

Deputy Director, Environmental Law, International Law Research Program

Silvia Maciunas is the deputy director of international environmental law, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, Silvia provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of the thematic area. Previously, she was a CIGI senior research fellow from July 2016 to February 2017.

Steve Charnovitz

Steve has been a professor at The George Washington University Law School since 2004 and received a BA and JD from Yale University, as well as an MPP from Harvard University. Previously he practiced law for six years at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C and was the director of the Global Environment and Trade Study (GETS) at Yale University.

Thomas Cottier

Thomas Cottier

Thomas is the former managing director of the World Trade Institute and Professor Emeritus of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern. He has published widely in the field of international economic law, with a particular focus on constitutional theory and intellectual property.