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Research workshop “Transatlantic Trade Policy, Environmental Issues, and Climate Change” Panel 3

October 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:CES Zoom room online
Audience:Carleton Community

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The Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics is very pleased to host a Research Workshop:

Transatlantic Trade Policy, Environmental Issues, and Climate Change

The workshop brings together leading North American and European experts for a penetrating and innovative examination of transatlantic trade policy,

environmental issues, and climate change. Drawing on research and examples from the United States, Canada, and the European Union, panelists will consider the range of ways in which trade policy and environmental/climate change policy intersect. This could includes, for example, the impact of trade policies and agreements on environmental regulation and thus cross-border competitiveness; the role of the WTO and dispute settlement mechanisms; the impact of trade agreements on environmental standards; and the interface between environmental and trade activism.

Draft agenda (as of September 30)

October 5, 11:30-13:00:

Welcome remarks by Brenda O’Neill (Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University)

Panel 1: Domestic environmental/climate policies, cross-border competitiveness and trade agreements.


David Blair (Huron at Western University)

Susan Dröge (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Laval), “Do trade agreements contribute to environmental protection?”

Discussant: Gabriele Spilker (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg)

Chair: Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University)

October 12, 10:30-12:00:

Panel 2: International dispute settlement, the World Trade Organization and environmental policy.


Steve Charnovitz (The George Washington University Law School), “Setting an Environmental Agenda for the WTO”

Christian Häberli (University of Bern), “CBAM vs WTO = Impasse Totale?”

Discussant: Dirk De Bièvre (University of Antwerp)

Chair: Crina Viju-Miljusevic (Carleton University)

October 19, 11:30-13:00:

Panel 3: The role of political activism: addressing concerns about trade agreements and environmental resilience/sustainability.


Kathryn Harrison (The University of British Columbia), “Climate Activism, Climate Policy, and Fossil Fuel Exports”

Tamara Kay (University of Notre Dame), “The Possibilities of Blue-Green Alliances and Trade Policy Transformation”

Gabriele Spilker (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg), “How important are environmental concerns for opposition towards trade agreements?”

Discussant: Gabriel Siles-Brügge (University of Warwick, UK)

Chair: Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University)

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