EGS Definitions
EBI Environmental Industry Segments Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  01 May 2009  

Simplified list of Environmental Industry Segments used by Environmental Business International, Inc.

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CONTINUED WORK UNDER PARAGRAPH 31(III) OF THE DOHA DECLARATION: Submission by the United States Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  01 May 2009  

CONTINUED WORK UNDER PARAGRAPH 31(III) OF THE DOHA DECLARATION
Submission by the United States
Paragraph 31(iii)
The following communication, dated 20 February 2006, is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of the United States.

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MARKET ACCESS FOR NON-AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: U.S. Contribution on an Environmental Goods Modality Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  01 May 2009  

The United States welcomes the efforts undertaken by delegations to contemplate various elements of the environmental goods negotiations. Collectively, Members’ papers and interventions in both the CTE in Special Session and the NAMA Negotiating Group have effectively identified the challenges inherent in defining this sector, and the United States suggests that the time has come to more systematically approach and address these issues. Accordingly, we have started to outline a possible approach to modalities for moving environmental goods negotiations forward in a creative and flexible manner that could begin to accommodate a wide variety of views and interests. Ultimately we believe this approach can further reinforce the mutual supportiveness of trade and environmental policies, as envisioned by Ministers at Doha.

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STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO DEVELOP THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SECTOR Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  01 May 2009  

This paper was prepared by UNCTAD with a view to assisting the Expert Meeting
in its deliberations. It addresses the following broad issues: the
environmental industry; the demand-generating factors in the environmental
goods and services market; GATS commitments; developing countries’ business
opportunities and constraints in the sector; and capacitybuilding
issues.

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REPORT OF THE EXPERT MEETING ON DEFINITIONS AND DIMENSIONS OF EGS IN TRade and Development Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  01 May 2009  

Expert Meeting on Definitions and Dimensions of Environmental Goods and Services in Trade and
Development, Geneva, 9–11 July 2003
Experts addressed issues relating to trade liberalization in environmental goods and
services (EGS) from two perspectives. First, they considered definitions, classifications and
negotiating approaches in the context of the WTO mandate provided for in paragraph 31 (iii)
of the Doha Ministerial Declaration. Second, they discussed the role of EGS in sustainable
development, in particular policies and measures that could be carried out at the national and
international levels to strengthen the various EGS sectors in developing countries and to
contribute to achievement of the Millennium Goals and the implementation of the
Johannesburg Plan of Action adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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