17-19 October, Bangalore, India. STRENGTHENING POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR LOW-CARBON GREEN GROWTH IN SOUTH ASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA. This event, hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), aims to facilitate discussion among researchers and policymakers on promoting low-carbon green growth in Asia; assess key policy challenges in tackling climate change and accelerating green growth; and review the policymaking implications and relevance of the ADBI and ADB study on low-carbon green growth. The event will feature both panel discussions and thematic course-based learning sessions. Participation is by invitation only; more information is available on the event website.
21 October, Washington, US. WILL INDIA'S ECONOMICS BE A VICTIM OF ITS POLITICS? This event, hosted by the Carnegie Endowment's South Asia Program, will focus on the state of India's economy over the past eighteen months, exploring the potential causes of Delhi's recent difficulties and their implications. These will be evaluated in the context of the current political debate, given that the country will soon be hosting state and parliamentary elections. For registration and more information, visit the event's website.
24 October, Washington, US. OPENING UP AID: BETTER DATA, BETTER USE. This event, hosted by the Brookings Institution, will focus on the challenges that aid agencies face when publishing their information, and highlight recent advances to open up aid. Other topics under discussion will include how this data is used, and what agencies are doing to encourage the increased use of this information. Brooking's Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, together with Oxfam America and Publish What You Fund, will also launch the Publish What You Fund's 2013 Aid Transparency Initiative at this event. More information is available here.
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.
18 October: Council for Trade in Goods
18 October: Dedicated Discussion on Electronic Commerce
18, 25 October, 1 November: Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
21 - 22 October: Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
21 October: Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Special Meeting followed by Regular Committee
21 October: Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology
21 October: Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
22 October: Committee on Safeguards
22 October: Dispute Settlement Body
23 October: Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention followed by the Working Group on Implementation
23 October: Committee on Trade and Development - Dedicated Session on Small Economies
23 October: Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices
23 October: Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Working Group on Implementation followed by the Regular Committee
24 October: Committee on Trade and Development
24 - 25 October: Negotiating Group on Rules (Technical Group)
Other Upcoming Events
16-17 November, Warsaw, Poland. GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM. This event will be hosted by Poland's Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and will be held on the sidelines of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Warsaw. Bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, this event will aim to bridge sectoral divides, develop a landscape approach, and inform future UNFCCC agreements and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals. The event is being jointly coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security and the Center for International Forestry Research, on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and the Agriculture and Rural Development Consortium. For registration and more information visit the event's website.
18-20 November, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. SUMMIT ON THE GLOBAL AGENDA. This event will bring together experts from the World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils. The summit will feature various interactive workshops and sessions, focusing on various pressing global challenges, along with the achievements of the Councils over the past year. Over 900 members of the WEF network are expected to attend. For further information, please visit the event website.
19-20 November, Geneva, Switzerland. TRAINING COURSE: INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO HUMANITARIAN ACTION. This course aims to provide participants with an opportunity to improve their understanding of the links between crisis situations, environmental contexts, and humanitarian programmes at each phase in the project cycle, and from there showing how such lessons can apply to students' respective organisations and sectors. The sessions are being hosted by Groupe URD and the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit. For registration and more information visit the event's website.
9 December, London, UK. FOOD FUTURES: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION. This conference, hosted by the Chatham House, will consider how the production and consumption of food can be shaped to match the future needs of the global population, and ask what changes in investment, business practices, and global governance might ensure this occurs in a sustainable way. For registration and more information, visit the event's website.