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Trade Policy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development for the Asia Pacific Region

Trade Policy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development for the Asia Pacific Region
 
Date/Time: Nov 07, 2009 / 9.00AM-7.15PM
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront
 

Programme Schedule: 

Trade Policy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development for the Asia Pacific Region

6-7 November, 2009

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

 
6 November
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks, Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
  • Intersections between international trade and climate change: Key issues for the APEC Region, Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
09:30 – 10:15 Setting the Stage
  • Facilitator: Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
  • Keynote Speaker: Climate Change - An APEC Imperative, Philip ONG, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
  • The Road to Copenhagen and beyond: What matters most from a UNFCCC perspective,Martin HARVEY, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Singapore, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, New Zealand
  • Strategic Vision from the Private Sector [download], Russell MILLS, Dow Chemicals, U.S.A.
  • An APEC Senior Official’s View, Edsel CUSTODIO, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippines
10:15-11:00 Open Discussion
 
11:00-11:30 Coffee break 
 
11:30-12:15 Addressing Climate Change thru Liberalisation of Climate-friendly Goods and Services: Will urgency spur APEC into action?
 
 
  • Facilitator: Russell MILLS, Dow Chemicals, U.S.A.
  • The different dimensions of climate-friendly goods: Overcoming the challenges [download], Mahesh SUGATHAN, ICTSD 
  • Climate-friendly services: Facilitating trade within APEC through a common understanding on applicable regulatory principles [download], Peter GOVINDASAMY, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
Discussants:
  • Akihiko TAMURA, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Thomas GILLMORE, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada  
 
12:15-13:00 Open Discussion
 
13:00-14:15 Lunch 
 
14:15-15:15 Aiding Implementation of Adaptation Measures to Address Climate Change
 
  • Facilitator:  Niven HUANG, Secretary General, Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Access to technology and innovation: Access to technology and innovation: the role of intellectual property rights and technology cooperation,Ann FLORINI, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, National University of Singapore
  • Bringing ‘green subsidies’ back to life: Can APEC push the WTO?, Johannes BERNABE, ICTSD
  • Abetting the shift to renewable energy: Policies and practices to help developing countries adapt to climate change, Gregory TANGONAN, Congressional Commission on Science & Technology and Engineering, the Philippines
Discussant:
  • Sjamsu RAHARDJA, World Bank Office, Indonesia
15:15-16:00 Open Discussion
 
16:00-16:30 Tea break 
 
16:30-17:15 Day 1 Wrap-up: Insights on trade policy and technology diffusion for APEC
 
 
 
7 November
 
09:00-10:00 Unilateral trade measures to address leakage and competitiveness
 
  • Facilitator: Pamela MAR, Li Fung Group
  • Border tax adjustment, emissions trading schemes and subsidies: WTO-inconsistent climate policy distractions?, Johannes BERNABE, ICTSD
  • An economic analysis of climate-related trade measures and competitiveness, Ingrid JEGOU, ICTSD
Discussants:
  • Mignonne CHAN, National Security Council, Taiwan
  • Yumin ZHAO, Ministry of Commerce, China
 
10:00-11:00 Open Discussion
 
11:00-11:30 Coffee break 
 
11:30-12:45 Testing ideas within the APEC Laboratory: A Roundtable Discussion on Selected Issues - Alternative approaches to unilateral measures, Gaining momentum for a moratorium, Trade and Climate Code
  • Moderator: Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ
12:45 -  Lunch & end
Event Photographs: 
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Co-Organised by:

Singapore Institute of International Affairs

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development



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