Liesbeth Casier is a Project Officer in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy program. Liesbeth is a Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) specialist who has done consulting work with the Inter-American Network for Government Procurement, the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Development Research Centre. She has served as an Environment and Trade Consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where she focused on research at the intersection of international economic law, trade policy and the environment and contributed significantly to the IISD-UNEP Trade & Green Economy Handbook. Liesbeth has a strong background in sustainable development from a legal and policy perspective. She is currently pursuing an LLB at the University of London.
- Response to the United States Trade Representative’s Stated Objectives on NAFTA Negotiations: An environmental perspectiveOn July 17, 2017, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA renegotiation. Taking a sustainable development perspective, this response examines the USTR objectives and how they directly or indirectly relate to sustainable growth through international trade and investment.
- IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentAs the Sustainable Development Goals were in the final hours of negotiation in 2015, and in the early days of implementation in 2016, IISD experts reflected on the implications for countries, the UN system, and our own programs of work. These articles, first published as a series of blog postings, are the outward expression of that thought process.
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