National Roundtable on Trade and Environment
December 11, 2006‎
Ministry of Environment, Amman, Jordan‎

List of Participants
Related Studies and Links

Environmental standards and competitiveness of key economic sectors (E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4) (Also available in Arabic)

International agreements and Trade Issues: Environment (E/ESCWA/GRID/2003/32) (Arabic)

The Achievements in Agricultural Issue Negotiations in the Doha Round and Expected Impact on Market Access for Arab Agricultural Exports (E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/3) (Arabic)

The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Production and Exports in the Food Processing, Garment and Pharmaceutical industries in Selected ESCWA Member Countries (E/ESCWA/ED/2001/14)

Effects of Trade Liberalization on Agriculture in Lebanon (UNEP)

Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area (SIA/EMFTA) (Also available in Arabic)

Southern Agenda on Trade and Environment (Project outputs)

Trade and Environment for Sustainable Development, CD-ROM, 2005 (MedPolicies Initiative ‎of the METAP, ESCWA and World Bank) (Contact ESCWA for copies)‎


Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane
Acting Team Leader.
Technology & Enterprise Development Team
Sustainable Development & Productivity Division


Session I:   Opening

National Roundtable on Trade and Environment: Expected Outcomes
Ms. Ruba Al-Zu’bi, Director, Policy and Development Directorate; Coordinator, National ‎Committee on Trade and Environment, Ministry of Environment

Overview of Key Issues in Trade and Environment
Ms. Carol Chouchani, Acting Team Leader, Technology and Private Sector Development, ‎Sustainable Development and Productivity Division, United Nations Economic and Social ‎Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)‎

Session II:   Liberalization of Trade in Environmental Goods and Services‎

The Scope of Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services (EGS)
Mr. Ziad Jaradat, Economic Researcher, International Organizations Division, Foreign ‎Trade Policy & Relations Directorate, Ministry of Industry and Trade

Negotiations on EGS and the Implications for the Arab Countries and Jordan
Dr. Robert Hamwey, President, Cen2Eco

Session III:   Sustainable Development and Competitiveness

General Principles of International Trade and their Environmental Dimensions
Ms. Carol Chouchani, ESCWA

Multilateral Agreements Related to Chemicals in which Jordan is a Party
Dr. Mohammed Khashashneh, Director, Directorate of Waste and Hazardous Substances ‎Management, Ministry of Environment‎

Impact of Environmental Requirements on Key Sectors in the Arab Countries
Ms. Carol Chouchani, ESCWA

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