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21: Boosting World Trade and Protecting the Environment: A Catch 22 for the 21st Century?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / International Law
in englischer Sprache

Protecting the environment and economic growth pose two of the world’s greatest challenges today. But the more they are regulated in law, the more often they come into conflict. Are such collisions inevitable, or might it be possible to reconcile the interests of both sides to their mutual advantage?

The discussion takes place in four working groups, each of which will be moderated by a foraus member.

Executive Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
Chief Executive, WWF-UK, Surrey
Board Member, Organizational Development, foraus - The Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich Chair
Senior Policy Fellow Global Governance, foraus - The Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich; Lecturer, Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel Chair
Scientific Staff, FOJ - Swiss Federal Office of Justice, Berne; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Basel Chair
Assistant Researcher, University of Zurich Chair
Legal Intern, Frutigen Chair

Dr. Theresa CARPENTER

Executive Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Pascal LAMY

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris

1981-1983 Advisor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors, Paris
1983-1985 Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris
1985-1994 Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels
1994-1999 Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris
1999-2004 Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva
since 2015 Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025
since 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
Chair of the European group of experts in charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding
since 2018 Chair of the Paris Peace Forum

Ph.D. Makane Moïse MBENGUE

Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

David NUSSBAUM

Chief Executive, WWF-UK, Surrey

David Alain BLOCH

Board Member, Organizational Development, foraus - The Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

Dr.iur. Lic.phil. MA Daniel HÖGGER

Senior Policy Fellow Global Governance, foraus - The Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich; Lecturer, Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel

MLaw LL.M. Patricia Sophie KAISER

Scientific Staff, FOJ - Swiss Federal Office of Justice, Berne; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Basel

MLaw Tobias NAEF

Assistant Researcher, University of Zurich

Zilia SCHWARZ

Legal Intern, Frutigen

Legal Symposium

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