This report is based on exchanges with officials of the Finnish Ministries for Foreign Affairs, Environment, and Trade and Industry, and of the Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament.
This consultation was the sixth meeting of the JWP with representatives of civil society. The meeting was well attended, with around 30 members of national and international NGOs representing the environmental, business and labour communities.
This case study describes the activities and mechanisms, which are in place in Japan for ensuring transparency and engaging in consultation with civil society on trade and environment issues.
OECD Member countries were invited to co-operate with a second review of the Implementation of the OECD Procedural Guidelines on Trade and Environment, by responding to a questionnaire. This document contains a copy of the original questionnaire...
To investigate more thoroughly how transparency and consultation is translated into practice, the JWP decided to undertake a series of short case studies focussing on the first Procedural Guideline in OECD Member countries.