CITES and the WTO – Enhancing Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

World Trade Organisation

UN Environment

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Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This course provides an overview of the relationship, linkages and increasing synergies between CITES and the Multilateral Trading System.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
2030 Agenda
Life below water
Life on land

About this course

This course explains the developments leading to the adoption of CITES and the establishment of the WTO, as well as CITES legal framework and WTO rules related to Trade and Environment. It provides an overview of the relationship, linkages and increasing synergies between CITES and the Multilateral Trading System.

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Target audience

Government officials from developing and least-developed countries

Learning objectives

The objectives of the course are:

  • have a clear understanding of the developments leading to the adoption of CITES and the establishment of the WTO;
  • get acquainted with CITES legal framework and WTO rules related to Trade and Environment;
  • have an overview of the relationship, linkages and increasing synergies between CITES and the Multilateral Trading System;
  • have an improved ability to use the WTO and CITES legal texts, interpret relevant information and documents, and related background materials.