17 March, London, UK. THE WAY FORWARD AFTER BREXIT. This Chatham House event will feature Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and a former Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Lamy is expected to discuss the potential ramifications in both economic and geopolitical terms of the UK government’s upcoming exit talks with the EU, given also the electoral politics in various EU member states. This event is one in a series on “Britain and Europe: The Post-Referendum Agenda” run by the Europe Programme. Please not that attendance of this event is by invitation only. For more information on this event, please visit the Chatham House website.
21 + 23 March, Jeju, South Korea. WORKSHOP: GREEN ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION AND GREEN CITIES. This workshop is organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and is designed to provide knowledge on green energy and transportation policy through course-based training. The aim of this workshop is to foster a better understanding of green infrastructure for development as well as green transport and energy infrastructure in developing countries. Please note that attendance at this workshop is by invitation only. For more information on this workshop, please visit the ADB website.
22 March, London, UK, and online. ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: A NEW APPROACH TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH. This event is being organised by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). This event will feature a panel of speakers from academia, government, and civil society for a discussion on economic transformation and its implications, along with what actions can be undertaken to support such a transition. This event is open to the public and will be streamed online. To learn more and register, or watch online, visit the ODI website.
22-23 March, Stellenbosch, South Africa. LEVERAGING SERVICES AND DIGITAL POTENTIAL FOR INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH. This event is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and will focus on how services and digital trade can help in meeting sustainable development objectives. To learn more and to see a provisional event agenda, please visit the ICTSD website.
22-26 March, Barcelona, Spain. INNOVATE4CLIMATE: FINANCE AND MARKETS WEEK. This two-day forum is being organised jointly by the World Bank and Fira Barcelona, with support by the governments of Spain and Germany. This forum will feature high-level government representatives, along with financial and business leaders, to discuss the private sector investment needed to make possible the global transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future. For more information, please visit the World Bank website.
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.
17 March: Council for Trade in Services
21 March: Dispute Settlement Body
21 + 22: March Informal Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
22 + 23: March Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Other Upcoming Events
28 March, Geneva, Switzerland. REGULATORY COHERENCE AND THE MULTILATERAL TRADE SYSTEM: LESSONS FROM THE RTAs AND OPTIONS TO PROMOTE CONVERGENCE. This dialogue is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The objective is to help support trade policymaking in the area of regulatory coherence, particularly given the developments underway with regional trade agreements and the multilateral trading system. Please note that attendance at this event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit the ICTSD website.
28 March, Brussels, Belgium. EFFORT SHARING REGULATION: WHAT DEAL CAN WE EXPECT? This meeting is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the European Roundtable on Climate and Sustainable Transition (ERCST). Taking place at the European Parliament with the participation of Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of the European Parliament representing the Netherlands and part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats of Europe, this meeting aims to facilitate policy discussions regarding the development of the new Effort Sharing Regulation. For more information, please visit the ICTSD website.
29 March, London, UK. POST-TPP: US ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC. This Chatham House event will feature as its guest speaker Matthew Goodman, who serves as the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Advisor for Asian Economics for the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Goodman is expected to discuss the US’ economic strategy in the Asia-Pacific, including the potential ramifications of its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. This event is one of an ongoing series focused on US and European economic issues. Please note that attendance of this event is by invitation only. For more information on this event, please visit the Chatham House website.