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Update on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations

  • Date: 13/09/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/09/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/09/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/09/2016 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the status of negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) and to exchange views on the topic.

The EGA aims to remove barriers to trade in environmental goods to reduce their cost and increase their uptake globally. Environmental goods cover technologies crucial for e.g. renewable energy generation, waste management, water treatment, air pollution control, environmental remediation and clean up, environmental monitoring and analysis, and energy efficiency. The EGA is expected to have a positive environmental and economic impact, and in particular contribute to climate action.

The Agreement is currently being negotiated by 17 WTO members, including the EU. Together they account for around 90 % of world trade in environmental goods. EGA negotiations are held in Geneva.


Lead Participants

Ms Madelaine Tuininga, 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

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 state of play in EGA negotiations.

2. Discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents


DG Trade webpage on EGA

Report from 15th EGA round of negotiations

Sustainability Impact Assessment on EGA
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up in the foyer of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered to the meeting and an ID card or passport.

About travel expense.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr. Cosimo Avesani, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Mr Dirk Bosteels, Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst
  • Mr Dominic Boucsein, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Elena BROLIS, EUROALLIAGES
  • Mrs Isabelle Brose, European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • Ms Vanessa Buttignon, CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery
  • Ms Laura Casuscelli, Fertilizers Europe
  • Mr Gaëtan Claeys, European Engine Power Plants Association
  • Ms Sonia Clarena Baron, EUTurbines
  • Mr Denny Cobianchi, The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Mr Phil Davison, Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Ms Laura De Vocht, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Ms Elizabeth De Wandeler, FEDUSTRIA
  • Ms Johanna Dees, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Claudia Dorninger, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Simon Fleischmann, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Mr Paul Fournier, CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Mr Jacopo Gattanella, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Sanne Goossens, CECED (European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Mr Andreas Guth, European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Mr Máté Kander, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Diana Kanecka, European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
  • Ms Viktoriya Kerelska, WindEurope
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • MR Sune Knudsen, Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Mrs Marion Le Roy, European Panel Federation
  • Mr Manuel Marsilio, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Mr Félix Martin, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Ms Silvia Melegari, European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Ms Eleri Rachel Morgan Wessman, European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Mrs Sonia Nalpantidou, The European Steel Association
  • Mrs Adèle Naudy-Chambaud, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Jonathan Nguyen, UNIFE
  • Mr Milan Pajic, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Morgane Praud, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Priscila Quaini, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Ms Mireia Quingles, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Emily Rees, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Ms Trine Ringkjær, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mr Johannes Scheiger, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Shira Stanton, Greenpeace European Unit
  • Ms. Ilaria Sticchi, Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Ms Cecile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Simona Vackeova, Cerame-Unie
  • Ms Inès VAN LIERDE, EUROALLIAGES
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux