European Commission to Host Roundtable on the Environmental Goods Agreement on June 3

The Environmental Goods Agreement - Promoting EU environmental objectives through trade

3 June 2015
170 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels
Charlemagne building, Room Lord Roy Jenkins

On Wednesday 3 June 2015 DG Trade will hold a roundtable debate with focus on the ongoing Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement that aim to promote trade in green technologies. The green sector is of key importance for Europe: it contributes to environmental protection – clean water, air, soil, good waste management and lower greenhouse gas emissions – as well as jobs and growth in the EU. The EU is committed to achieve substantial progress in the negotiations by the end of 2015 in order to contribute to the UN climate negotiations in Paris and the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

The upcoming roundtable will offer European stakeholders an opportunity to exchange views on the initiative with the EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, Miguel Arias Cañete, as well as representatives of international organisations and EU partner countries involved in the talks.

Meeting details
· Date: 3/06/2015
· Time: 13:30 - 19:30
· Location: Charlemagne building, Room Lord Roy Jenkins, European Commission, 170 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels
· Language: English – no translation will be provided

Registration: In order to attend the meeting, please fill in the registration form at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Greengoods

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 1 June, 2015 23:00.

Website: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/events/index.cfm?id=1310

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