Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) Mercosur
The main purposes of this project, comprising sectors such as mining, agriculture, food safety, animal husbandry, fishery, poverty, environment, macroeconomic policies, and infrastructures (among others), are the following:
- To provide an in-depth information base for the EC to ensure that the cooperation negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur (namely Chile) take the sustainable development dimension fully into account;
- To integrate the results of relevant studies and link with research activities which will accompany negotiations;
- To provide inputs to the definition of policies both by the Community and by Mercosur and Chile, in order to contribute to the optimal outcome of negotiations in terms of all components of sustainable development;
- To create a basis for the discussion with European and Mercosur stakeholders about the sustainability implications of the negotiations.