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For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: If you would like to submit an event, please email

Upcoming : 8-14 February

9-10 February, Essen, Germany. G-7 FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING. In addition to central fiscal policy issues, the first meeting in 2007 of finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations will address the development of capital markets in emerging economies, improvement of public finance in developing countries, fiscal policy for the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank will adapt to changing global conditions. internet:,templateId=renderPrint.html.

12-14 February, Berlin, Germany. TIME TO ADAPT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE EUROPEAN WATER DIMENSION CONFERENCE. Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, for government representatives, scientists, researchers, and non-governmental organisations, this conference aims to discuss the future impacts of climate change on water management and water dependent sectors such as agriculture, energy, inland navigation, and tourism. internet:

13 February, Washington, D.C. THE 2007 CONGRESSIONAL AID AGENDA. The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and International Gateway present an off-the-record discussion of the US Congress' trade agenda for the upcoming year, ongoing free trade agreement negotiations, and the Doha Round. Speakers include staff and trade counselors of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, visit


An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted at: 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.



Other Upcoming

16 February, Washington, D.C. THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE. The ABCI Institute- Brazilian International Trade Scholars, Inc. and Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center will present this event featuring Brazilian government officials and expert analysts discussing major issues in international trade. Four panels will discuss the 2007 trade policy outlook, developments in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, WTO dispute settlement and compliance issues, and ethanol production and trade. The event will be webcast live. internet:

28 February- 2 March, Wels, Austria. WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS 2007. Organized by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, four concurrent conferences offer a range of events and seminars on sustainable energy production and use, the future of renewable energy technology, efficiency and renewable energy sources, and rural sustainable energy development. internet:

19-24 February, Nicosia, Cyprus. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT: SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY. Organized by the Near East University, the conference features more than 100 keynote speeches, including three by Nobel laureates, which address environmental threats and challenges. The aim of the conference is to create a multi-disciplinary discussion between policy makers, researchers, and academics in order to produce policy options and materials for decision makers seeking to combat environmental problems. internet:

21 February, Washington, D.C. THE FARM BILL AND THE DOHA ROUND. Organised by the Washington International Trade Association, this event features the participation of US Agriculture Secretary of Mike Johanns. It will address the many questions about the 2007 Farm Bill and its implications on the Doha Round. Internet:  

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