Photo Gallery: Trade and Environment Seminar 2013

WCL's Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law and the Organization of American State's Department of Sustainable Development held the third annual joint seminar on Trade and Environment from June 17-21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Below are photos from the seminar.

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On Wednesday, June 19, the OAS Department of Sustainable Development held a Reception for the opening of Sea of Fertility, an art exhibit for World Environment Day featuring art from a Colombian artist, at the Art Museum of the Americas. Participants in the seminar were invited to attend.

At right, participants in the seminar pose in front of one of the paintings. From left to right (back row): Nada, Julia, Robert, Carolina, Rosana, Elodie, Riaz. From left to right (front row): Katiuska, Stephanie, Alessandra, Lia.

Photo Credit: Rosana Romero




Left and below: During lunch, WCL students interact with alumni and lawyers from around the world who participated in the Trade and Environment seminar. The fact that the class was all-day allowed for a lot of interaction among the participants.








Panel Discussion

From left to right: Ashley Amidon of the International Wood Products Association; Alejandra Goyenechea (LL.M,'01) of Defenders of Wildlife; Sarah Stewart ('02) of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative discuss the post-negotiation issues that they deal with on a day-to-day basis.




The three panelists discussed their different perspectives as working to help a specific industry (wood products importers) as part of a trade organization, protecting the environment as part of an international NGO, and dealing with trade and environment issues as a representative of the U.S. government.


Left: Participants listen to the three panelists present on post-negotiation issues.





Simulation Exercise

The final day of the seminar is a day-long trade negotiation simulation exercise in which each participant is assigned a role and engages in a series of negotiations to try and reach an agreement on trade and an environment section. Below are pictures of this simulation exercise.






























































Certificate Ceremony

Following the trade simulation exercise and a discussion of the results, Professor Bill Snape and Gustavo Alanis ('92), President of CEMDA, handed out certificates to the participants.






































































































Congratulations to all those who completed the Trade and Environment Seminar!