EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto will host the third annual EnviReform conference in Toronto on November 8, 2002. EnviReform analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization through the World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement and other regimes, and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, voluntary activities, sustainability assessments of trade agreements, and participation by civil society in international trade, finance and environmental institutions.The November 8th conference will feature analysis and discussion based on academic papers on a variety of related topics. (See attached conference program.) The background papers are available to download at the EnviReform web site at http://www.envireform.utoronto.ca. The conference will be web cast in its entirety; details on viewing are available at the web site as well at http://www.envireform.utoronto.ca/conference/nov2002/webcast.html

Date/Time: Friday, November 8, 2002 11:30am to 1:00pm (address to begin at noon)

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Federal Triangle stop on Blue/Orange Line). A map to the Wilson Center can be found at http://wwics.si.edu/forthcom/septcal.htm. Please allow time on arrival at the Center for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required.