Panel discussion on revealing consumer protection in multilateral environmental agreements

25 April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 hrs.

In a time when environmental awareness is no longer optional but essential, it is vital for consumer protection authorities to grasp the significance of major environmental agreements. Their aim is to empower consumers in moving towards a sustainable economy. 

This expert panel discussion delves into the impact that some major multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) have on consumers' lives and their broader implications for various interested parties. 

Such agreements include the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. 

They also include the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

This expert panel will present a diverse range of viewpoints, delving into how these agreements affect consumers, influence business operations, inform government policies, and drive academic research. 

It is a vital discussion for anyone interested in securing a sustainable future for our planet.


  • Dr. Laura Best, International Expert on Consumer Protection, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
  • Marylene Beau, Programme Officer, Governance Branch, Secretariat of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, UNEP
  • Bianca Brasil, Program Manager and Business Engagement, Mainstreaming and Action Agenda, Convention on Biological Diversity, UNEP
  • Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Programme Coordination, UNFCCP
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