Objective: To provide guidance to participants on the
implementation and execution of international trade agreements.
Overview: This module focuses on
issues that arise after negotiations have been concluded, but that must be
considered by negotiators, such as implementation
and execution of provisions and
monitoring compliance. In particular, this module will include a panel in
order to provide different perspectives in ensuring that environmental
commitments in a trade context are implemented and executed.
Amy Karpel (Director for Environment and Natural
Resources, Office of the U.S. Trade
Brigid Shea (Manager, Government Affairs, International
Wood Products Association);
Alejandra Goyenechea (International Counsel,
Defenders of Wildlife)
covered in this module include:
§ Implementing treaties and agreements
o Challenges and
Administrative matters related to environmental commitments
to information and
commitments and obligations
Role of different stakeholders
o Role of
Implementing Trade Policy in Latin America: The
Case of Chile and Mexico, Serie Comercio Internacional,
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (2005),
No.54, pp. 21-32.
Manual on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral
Environmental Agreements, United Nations Environment Programme,
(2006), Chapter I, pp.120-244 (selected pages).
Implementation, Monitoring and Compliance of MEAs,
Negotiating and Implementing Multilateral Environmental
Agreements (MEAs): A Manual for NGOs, United Nations Environment
Programme, (2007), Module IX, pp.125-139.
Principles of Environmental Enforcement, (INECE) (1992), Chapter 5.
Inter-American Strategy for the Promotion of Public Participation in
Decision Making for Sustainable Development, Organization of American States