The Veblen Institute will participate in an event organised as part of the EYE2021 meeting for young people from all over Europe, on 8 and 9 October in Strasbourg:
Sustainable and Fair : Rethinking the EU trade agreement model
09/10/2021 10:00 - 11:30 pm
Droughts, floods, unliveable temperatures and failing crops: the world’s poorest and most vulnerable are most likely to suffer the consequences of the climate crisis. It is more urgent than ever to explore the structural links between climate justice and trade. But is the EU attentive enough to these links? The current impasse of the EU-Mercosur agreement shows that the current EU trade agreement model does not sufficiently consider the social and environmental impact of its trade agreements. In February 2021, the European Commission launched a trade policy review, which will be complemented by a consultation on how to approach the Trade & Sustainable Development Chapters in EU trade agreements in the second half of 2021. So how can the EU better implement the Green Deal aims into their trade policy? How do we make sure no one gets left behind? How do we make EU trade agreements socially and environmentally sustainable? Join this session to discuss these issues with EU policy makers and make your voice heard!
with Margarida Marques, S&D MEP, Pascal Lamy, a representative of the European Commission’s DG Trade, Mathilde Dupré from Veblen Institute and Sergi Corbalan, from FTAO.