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Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (Green Goods Initiative), Draft Inception Report

  • Date: 25/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/03/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 25/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/03/2015 12:00


The Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (Green Goods Initiative) was launched in January 2015. The consultants carrying out the SIA are Development Solutions Europe Ltd.

The SIA inception report describes the methodological approach that the consultant proposes as to ensure an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of economic, social, environmental and human rights impacts, as well as a draft consultation plan.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with civil society the draft inception report, which will then be finalised by the consultant taking stakeholders' contributions into account.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the methodological approach proposed by the consultants as well as to identify other relevant issues to be further analysed in the course of the SIA.


Lead Participants

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Urszula Stepkowska, Policy officer, Trade and Environment, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr João Pereira, Evaluation Coordinator, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Joachim Monkelbaan, Development Solutions Europe Ltd

Mr Peter Brun, Development Solutions Europe Ltd


Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA


1. Update on the ongoing negotiations on green goods.

2. Presentation of the SIA Draft Inception Report by Development Solutions Europe Ltd.

3. Open discussion with stakeholders.

 

Related documents

Draft Inception Report of the Trade SIA on the Environmental Goods Agreement (Green Goods Initiative)

Quick Facts: 4th round of talks on trade in green goods

Press release ’Green Goods Initiative’: Liberalising trade in environmental goods and services'

Press release 'Commission launches public consultation on trade in environmental goods (“Green Goods Initiative")
  

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Ms Julia Baumann, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mrs Julie Bouveret, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Ms Vanessa Buttignon, CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery
  • Ms Giulia Cancian, Eurometaux
  • Ms Cécile Coulet, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Maria Chiara DETRAGIACHE , ORGALIME
  • Ms Maika Foehrenbach, CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Mr. Njord Gording, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Mr Andreas Guth, European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Ms Servet Gören, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Hannah Hüll, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Mrs Dilek Istar Ates, TUSIAD
  • Mrs Victoria Julie Jessen, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mr Paul Kamm, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mrs Gloria Kinsperger, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Juergen Knirsch, Greenpeace European Unit
  • Mr. Klemens Kober, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Liene Laimina, European Organisation for Security
  • Mr Andrew Lane, Quaker Council for European Affairs
  • Mrs Dorte Gram Nybroe, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mr Brian Petter, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Isabelle Servant, Aqua Publica Europea
  • Ms Silvia Vecchione, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mr Xavier Verboven , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Giulia Vespucci, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux
  • Ms Evelien Westert, Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Mr Tetsuya Yokota, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Seiji Yoshino, Japan Business Council in Europe