8 June 2011

6-16 June, Bonn, Germany. 34TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHAGE CONVENTION ON SUBSIDIARY BODIES. The 34th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Further information is available on the UNFCCC website.

8 June, Bonn, Germany. RESPONSE MEASURES: UNDERSTANDING THEIR BREADTH, IMPACTS, AND POSSIBLE APPROACHES FOR THE FORUM. The Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy at ICTSD will address an array of climate change response measures such as carbon standards and border carbon adjustments, along with the potential implications for SIDS, BASICS, LDCs, and other categories of countries. This side event to the UNFCCC meeting will also address the UNFCCC Response Measures Work Programme and possible future forum. More details can be found on their website.

10 June, Bonn, Germany. TRADE IMPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS. The Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy at ICTSD will host an informal roundtable in parallel to the UNFCCC negotiations. The event is designed to provide up-to-date information and analysis on numerous trade-related issues as they specifically relate to topics within the Long-term Cooperative Action (LCA) and Subsidiary Body (SB) negotiations. For further information please consult the event website.

13 June, London, UK and online. DEVELOPMENT BY TRIAL AND ERROR. At this event, Tim Harford, columnist for the Financial Times, will present his work drawing on case studies from development aid, business and medicine, and exploring the practical and ethical implications of an experimental approach to development. Information about the event and details on how to attend online are available on the website.

WTO events

An An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted here. Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.

14 June: Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration

15-16 June: Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade

15 June: Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions

Other Upcoming Events

22-24 June, Geneva, Switzerland. UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: MAKING TRADE AND FINANCE WORK FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET. This third annual UNCTAD Public Symposium provides a venue for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and 2012. Key topics for discussion will be financial and monetary reforms for sustainable development and making the transition to a green economy fair and equitable. Participants from civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, academia, the media, international organisations and governments will have an opportunity to exchange their views on these issues. For more information, visit the event website.

27-28 June, Paris, France. RECONCILING POVERTY ERADICATION AND QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT: WHAT ARE THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS? This conference is set to bring together French and international high level speakers, well-known in the scientific, political, non-profit and academic world in preparation for the G20 conference one year before Rio+20. It will be hosted by the Veolia Environment Institute and the Agence Française de Développement. More information is available on the official website.

5-7 March 2012, New York, US. THIRD INTERSESSIONAL MEETING FOR UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (UNCSD). This will be the final intersessional meeting in the lead up to the UNCSD Rio+20 conference. Information concerning this event is forthcoming, and can be accessed on the Rio+20 website.

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