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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.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Aqua Publica Europea
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Participant from CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Organisation for Security
  • Participant from European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Participant from Greenpeace European Unit
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Quaker Council for European Affairs
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from TUSIAD
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.