EU Accession to CITES – Main Issues and Positions for the 17th COP

30-09-2016

This briefing was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It provides an overview of the legal implications of the European Union’s recent accession to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and implications for its participation in the 17th Meeting of the Conferences (COP17). Key issues as well as the positions of selected Parties and NGOs are also outlined. The briefing concludes with recommendations for the ENVI Delegation.

This briefing was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It provides an overview of the legal implications of the European Union’s recent accession to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and implications for its participation in the 17th Meeting of the Conferences (COP17). Key issues as well as the positions of selected Parties and NGOs are also outlined. The briefing concludes with recommendations for the ENVI Delegation.

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McKenna DAVIS, Lucy O. SMITH, Ennid ROBERTS, Stephan SINA