19 May 2004

Lieu: International Environment House

Organisation: Geneva Environment Network


Welcoming remarks by Franz Perrez, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape

Introductory remarks by the moderator, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, ICTSD

Presentations by the panelists

  • Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – Results of the First Meeting of the Parties, by François Pythoud, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape
  • International GMO trade and Regulatory conflicts: Implications for developing countries, by Richard Stewart, Centre of Environmental and Land Use Law
  • The US-EU Biotech Dispute – assessing the legal aspects, by Maria Julia Oliva, Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  • Biosafety, precaution and trade – conflict or convergence, by Simon Barber, Director, Plant Biotechnology Unit, EuropaBio, Brussels
  • Codex and its relevance for the debate on trade and biotechnology, by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Discussion & wrap-up by moderator