Trade and Climate Change: Synergies and Conflicts

Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre Ottawa, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Canada
Public Event: Panel Discussion
Jan 18
Transportation trucks
Transportation trucks

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 is a CIGI senior fellow, 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.

Maria Panezi is a research 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.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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.

Thomas Cottier is a member of the international law advisory committee at CIGI, professor emeritus of European and international economic law at the University of Bern, senior research fellow at the World Trade Institute and adjunct professor in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.