9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

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Trade and Environment: What Do Policymakers and Companies in the Americas Need to Know?

The Council’s Trade Advisory Group held an expert panel discussion on the nexus between trade and the environment in the Western Hemisphere.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

Live Broadcast

Live broadcast



There is a growing consensus that the effort to address climate change must encompass international trade. Trade relationships can be leveraged to spur greater international cooperation toward the transition to a green and low carbon economy.

Please join the Council’s Trade Advisory Group for a panel with leading experts on this move to link trade and the environment and what it means for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The panelists will focus on how international policy developments in this space will affect regional policymakers and companies doing business in the Americas.


  • Anabel González, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Nigel Purvis, CEO, Climate Advisors
  • Bill Maloney, Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
  • Steve Liston, Senior Director, Council of the Americas (moderator)

Register to attend on Zoom.

The program will also be streamed live on this page.

Follow the conversation: @ASCOA


Anabel González
Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization

Anabel González is a renowned global expert on trade, investment and economic development with a proven managerial track record in international organizations and the public sector.

In government, she served as Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica; as DirectorGeneral for...

Nigel Purvis
Chief Executive Officer, Climate Advisers

Nigel Purvis is an American diplomat, business and non-profit executive, think tank scholar and international lawyer. Nigel is the founding CEO of Climate Advisers, a consultancy dedicated to raising climate ambition, catalyzing action, and improving lives. Climate Advisers...

William Maloney
Chief Economist, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank

William F. Maloney is Chief Economist for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Mr. Maloney, a U.S. national, joined the Bank in 1998 as Senior Economist for the Latin America and Caribbean Region. He held various positions including Lead Economist in the Office of the...

Steve Liston
Senior Director, AS/COA, Washington, DC Office

Steve Liston is senior director at the Washington, DC office of the Council of the Americas, where he manages the Trade Advisory Group, trade policy, engagement with multilateral institutions, and member outreach. As a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Liston’s overseas postings...