Session 26: Quantity and Quality: Assessment of Sustainability Impacts of Trade
Date & Time
Friday, December 3, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Elisabeth Buergi Bonanomi Caroline Dommen Dominik Ledergerber Joseph Francois Rashmi Banga Marzia Fontana

The purpose of this session is to discuss different methodological approaches to ex ante assessments of trade agreements and how they may be combined.  It will include presentations on how qualitative and quantitative approaches can be included in assessments of planned trade agreements. It will give examples of how conventional economic modelling tools work, and ask how they can be complemented to adequately reflect social issues. It will aim to present these in clear and simple terms. It will draw in particular on the case of the planned trade agreement between the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and Mercosur.

Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)
Virtual Session Link
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Berne / International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)