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Public Hearing

Miljøkonsekvensutredning av handelsavtale mellom Norge og KinaA public hearing was undertaken on 4 March, in part to discuss the draft version of the Phase 1 report on methodology.


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON AN ONGOING STUDY ON AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN NORWAY AND CHINA

Friday 4 March 2011, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Litteraturhuset, Oslo


Program
Opening remarks
Beate Berglund Ekeberg, Deputy Director, Ministry of the Environment
Environmental impacts of a free trade agreement between China and Norway: Economic perspectives
Haakon Vennemo, Professor of Economics, Vista Analysis
Environmental impacts of a free trade agreement between China and Norway: Regulatory perspectives
Ole Kristian Fauchald, Professor of Law, Fridtjof nansen Institute (FNI)
Comments and questions
- Jan Thomas Odegard, Secretary General, Friends of the Earth Norway
- Knut Sørlie, Assistant Director International Affairs and Trade Policy, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
- Mao Xianqiang, Professor, Beijing Normal University
- Colin Kirkpatrick, Professor, University of Manchester
Break
A Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment to Free Trade Area in Discussion Between China, Korea and Japan (CJK-FTA)
Mao Xianqiang, Professor, Beijing Normal University
Comments and questions
- Haakon Vennemo, Professor, Vista Analysis
- Colin Kirkpatrick, Professor, University of Manchester
Discussion: Do we need more environmentally friendly Free Trade Agreements, and how can Environmental Impact Assessments contribute?
Lunch
Sustainability Impact Assessment: Methodological Issues
Colin Kirkpatrick, Professor, University of Manchester
EU Trade Sustainability Impact Assessments: lessons learned
Delphine Sallard, Head of the Internal Audit and Evaluation Unit, DG Trade, European Commission
Comments and questions
- Helene Bank, Special Adviser, Campaign for the Welfare State
- Camilla Houeland, Adviser, The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
- Ole Kristian Fauchald, Professor, FNI
- Mao Xianqiang, Professor, Beijing Normal University
Discussion: Do we need more sustainable Free Trade Agreements, and how can Impact Assessments contribute?

 See also:
News release on the project and the public hearing
published by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment

(in Norwegian)


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