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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.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from EUGINE - European Engine Power Plants Association
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • Participant from European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
  • Participant from European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Participant from European Panel Federation
  • Participant from European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUTurbines
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Participant from FEDUSTRIA
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from Greenpeace European Unit
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Participant from The European Steel Association
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Participant from UNIFE
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from WindEurope
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich