10:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Green Growth and Trade

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Green economic growth and sustainability have risen considerably on the world agenda in recent years. Now more than ever, it is important to assess the impact of trade policy on green growth initiatives, and how new trade policies can help to encourage environmentally sustainable economic growth around the world.

On March 20, Global Economy and Development at Brookings hosted a discussion on how U.S. and international trade policy has the capacity to shape green growth. Panelists included Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council; Mark Linscott, assistant U.S. trade representative for Environment and Natural Resources; Robert Howse, Lloyd C. Nelson professor of International Law at the New York University Law School; and Vesile Kulaçoğlu, director of Trade and Environment division at the World Trade Organization. Vice President Kemal Derviş, director of Global Economy and Development, provided introductory remarks and Brookings Fellow Joshua Meltzer moderated the discussion.

After the program, panelists took audience questions.

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