Presentation on theme: "K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.1 Comments on the Checklist on Environment for Trade Negotiators 20 Jun 2007 Dr. K.HAYASHI Nagoya University Eco Topia Science Institute."— Presentation transcript:
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.1 Comments on the Checklist on Environment for Trade Negotiators 20 Jun 2007 Dr. K.HAYASHI Nagoya University Eco Topia Science Institute
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.2 Environmental Consideration for RTAs Two stages of taking into consideration environment into RTAs –Ex ante Environmental Assessment Environmental related text in RTAs (including side agreements) –Ex post Check and feed back to the next phase
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.3 Trade Partner Environmental issues are different depending on partner countries. And the following information will be useful. –Trade partner situation (economic, social and environment) –Main trade goods and services related to environment
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.4 Social issues Environment as well as social issues should be consider especially for developing partner countries
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.5 Environmental Assessment in what stagesWho will be responsible for the assessment and who will be involved in what stages? (It is important)How will findings on likely environmental effects be fed into the negotiation on the RTAs? (It is important)
K.HAYASHI Nagoya Univ.6 Environmental Co-operation The followings are Important. –How can areas of co-operation best be identified and dealt with? –How to review, assess and update co- operation efforts?