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WTO FORUM - What role can the WTO play in fostering Sustainable Energy?

May 2013

Governments everywhere have recognized the need to develop effective sustainable energy policies. What role can and should the WTO play in this field? Laurence Tubiana, director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, and Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, chief executive for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, discuss this issue with Keith Rockwell, WTO Spokesperson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw__CLeYOw8 

Ahmed Abdel Latif of ICTSD on the WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions for blind

July 2012

Ahmed Abdel Latif is Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property for ICTSD, an NGO that works on trade issues. On July 20, 2012, he organized a side event at WIPO SCCR 24 on the future of copyright. Before the event, he offered these comments on the negotiations for a new treaty on copyright exceptions for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdT8K5J2Ek8

On the Record: Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of an International Trade NGO - Part 1

April 2012

In the first half of this episode, Melendez-Ortiz International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development talks about the challenges of instituting a global energy trade agreement and how renewable energies can become competitive in today’s market.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubg0TRBtVD0

On the Record: Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of an International Trade NGO - Part 2

April 2012

In the second half of this episode, Melendez-Ortiz of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development discusses how China is settling into a more prominent role on the world stage ten years after it joined the WTO. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAZVz1c_X7I

Ahmed Abdel Latif at the CIC’s Intellectual Property Conference.

October 2011

Ahmed Abdel Latif is Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property for ICTSD. Ahmed Abdel Latif is here interviewed at the CIC’s Intellectual Property Conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFtuDx223E

Pedro Roffe on Intellectual Property and Climate Change

July 2011

In this interview, Pedro Roffe, Senior Fellow at International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), talks about the relationship between intellectual property and climate technologies. Speaking at the WIPO Conference on Innovation and Climate Change, he describes the current European patent landscape and expresses dismay at the challenges ahead for technology transfer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73MCTEDTqnA

ICTSD Releases a New Book on Dispute Settlement at the WTO: The Developing Country Experience

January 2011

In this interview, Meléndez-Ortiz and Frieder Roessler discuss issues related to a 2011 ICTSD publication entitled Dispute Settlement at the WTO: The Developing Country Experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDNxqIyJgnQ

Biodiversité et droits de propriété intellectuelle

June 2010

Ahmed Abdel Latif, Intellectual Property & Technology Programme Manager at ICTSD is joined by Jean-Frédéric Morin, Professor of International a the Université libre de Bruxelles Paris to discuss intellectual property issues related to trade and biodiversity. This discussion, organised by IDDRI and and the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermes, took place on 17 June 2010.
Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
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Licensing and Renewable Energies
April 2010

Pedro Roffe, Senior Fellow at ICTSD, is featured as part of this webcast of a panel discussion at the European Patent Forum in Madrid on 29 April 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-en6m8etOYk

ICTSD Launches a New Book on Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box

December 2009

Do the World Trade Organization’s rules on green box farm subsidies allow both rich and poor countries to achieve important goals such as food security, or do they worsen poverty, distort trade and harm the environment? By bringing together new research and critical thinking, this book examines the relationship between green box subsidies and the achievement of sustainable development goals, and explores options for future reform. This video allows key contributors to the book to outline what readers can expect from the book.

Highlights from ICTSD’s 2009 Bridges China Dialogue

October 2009

A ten minute video providing a sampling of views, impressions and presentations from the 2009 Bridges China Dialogue. The Dialogue was held from 26-27 October 2009 at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVc9vtjmwtw

What to Expect at ICTSD’s 2009 Bridges China Dialogue

October 2009

A brief promotional video demonstrating what attendees can expect when attending ICTSD’s 2009 Bridges China Dialogue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8OADrzJTE

The Role of WTO Services Rules in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis
September 2009

Sergio Marchi, Senior Fellow at ICTSD, is featured in a discussion on the question: has the WTO’s services agreement contributed to the global financial crisis or is it a tool which can help create a more stable environment for international financial services? Marchi is joined by Myriam Vander Stichele, Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam-based Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, and the discussion is moderated by WTO spokesperson Keith Rockwell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v455dFFu_-I

Climate change, technology transfer and IPRs: recent developments and future challenges

June 2009

Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Senior Advisor on Climate Change Negotiations at ICTSD, and Ahmed Abdel Latif, Intellectual Property & Technology Programme Manager at ICTSD, are joined by a panel of experts to discuss recent developments and provide analysis in the area of climate change, transfer of technology and intellectual property rights with a view to adequately inform relevant discussions on these issues in the context of the UNFCCC. The discussion took place at an ICTSD side event in Bonn, Germany on 11 June 2009.

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Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade: Promoting Policy Coherence

April 2009

Christophe Bellmann, Programmes Director at ICTSD, and a panel of experts discuss pressing policy matters at the interface between climate change and agricultural trade with the aim of outlining priorities for research and analysis that contribute to finding effective solutions through international cooperation in the context of climate negotiations. The discussion took place at an ICTSD side event in Bonn, Germany on 6 April 2009.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Policy Space and Trade Negotiations

November 2007
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, ICTSD’s co-founder and Chief Executive, is featured in a discussion on the question: how should policy space be used in the context of trade negotiations? Meléndez-Ortiz is joined by Alan Winters, professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, and the discussion is moderated by WTO spokesperson Keith Rockwell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-2sKG7Bhbk