This event was co-organised by the Europe Institute and the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law and chaired by Associate Professor Maureen Benson-Rea.

The expert panel of speakers included:

Caroline Lambert, Head of Trade for the EU Delegation to Aotearoa New Zealand: Caroline will focus on EU bilateral FTAs and unilateral settings (taking responsibility for beyond the border impacts of EU consumption and EU corporates’ behaviour and supply chains).

Brett Longley, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade Policy and Negotiations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brett will discuss New Zealand’s approach to trade and sustainable development with reference to recent FTAs, sense of New Zealand’s approach to TSD issues in all our FTAs, including those that the EU-NZ TSD chapter addresses – and issues that it doesn’t address.

Professor Caroline Foster, Auckland Law School, and Director, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland: Caroline will cover the ACCTS initiative, an alternative approach to support and advance climate and sustainable development objectives through a plurilateral ‘pathfinder’ agreement that could eventually lead to a multilateral outcome.