Office for Sustainable Development and Environment



 panel of experts on the effects of trade  in sustainability in the americas

Padilha Vidal Room
May 24, 2005

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 


Welcome Remarks

Scott Vaughan, Director Office for Sustainable Development and Environment, Organization of American States
Robin Rosenberg,University of Miami

Trade Liberalization, Environment and Institutional Capacity of the Central American Region

Silvia Chaves, Executive Director,Centro de Derecho Ambiental y Recursos Naturales (CEDARENA). (Available in Spanish)


General Discussion Moderated by Jan Gilbreath, International Policy Specialist, Office of International Affairs, USEPA.


Effects on Sustainability and Capacity Building needs in the context of Trade Liberalization in MERCOSUR: Regional Case Studies

Maria Fabiana Oliver, Director of  Trade and Environment, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Argentina  
Ronaldo Seroa Da Motta, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada, Brasil.   

Sheila Abed de Zavala, Executive Director, Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental, Paraguay.


Maria Leichner Reynal, Executive Director, Fundación Ecos, Uruguay.  (Available in Spanish) 


General Discussion moderated by David Brooks,  Director for Natural Resources Policy and Environmental Reviews  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

Closing Observations


 Joseph Ferrante, Director of Trade and Environment Program, Office of International Affairs,  USEPA.


Participant List ,  Program, Background Note,

Panelist Biographies





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