Events

31 May 2018

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4-8 June, Rome, Italy. FAO COUNCIL. In this annual council meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, reports from a variety of fields such as regional conferences and the programme committee will be discussed and ruled upon. For more information and to view event documents, visit the meeting website.

4-8 June, Manila, Philippines. ASIA CLEAN ENERGY FORUM 2018. Organised by the Asian Development Bank, USAID, and the Korea Energy Agency, this event aims to share best practices in policy, technology, and finance to meet the regional’s climate and energy security challenges. Participants are expected from governments, banks, investment funds, civil society, and academia, among others. For more information, visit the event website.

4-8 June, Washington DC, USA. THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE WORLD’S OCEANS. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN join forces to organise this international symposium to present current research and promote collaboration around climate change and the oceans. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

4-12 June, Geneva, Switzerland. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD, SIXTY-FIFTH SESSION. Along with procedural matters, the Trade and Development Board of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will address contemporary issues in the global trade system, including multilateralism and trade for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information and to register, visit the event website.

7 June, Rome, Italy. 2018 STATE OF THE EU ETS - ROME MEETING. This event is part of ICTSD’s European Roundtable on Climate and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) outreach meeting series on the 2018 State of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) report. During the event, the authors will present their independent research on the issue to add to the policy debate. Stakeholders will then be given an opportunity to discuss report findings in a roundtable setting. To learn more and to register, visit the event website.

11-12 June, Geneva, Switzerland. FACILITATION 2.0 IN REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS: ENABLING TRADE IN THE DIGITAL AGE. This event is being convened under the RTA Exchange dialogue series, a joint initiative by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It will examine the increasing sophistication and scope of trade facilitation provisions that have emerged in regional trade agreements (RTAs), looking at potential best practices and how these could feed into wider discussions, including multilaterally. Event attendance is by invitation only. To learn more, visit the ICTSD website.

13 June, Geneva, Switzerland. EVOLUTION OF INVESTMENT POLICYMAKING IN RTAs AND IIAs. This event is being convened under the RTA Exchange dialogue series, a joint initiative by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It will examine recent trends in investment policymaking under regional trade agreements (RTAs) and international investment agreements (IIAs), aiming to support other rulemaking processes. Participants will be from governments, civil society, international organisations, the private sector, and academia. Event attendance is by invitation only. To learn more, visit the ICTSD website.

WTO Events

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 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.

1 June: Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures

5 June: Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

6 June: Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

7 June: Committee on Trade and Development – Dedicated Sessions on Small Economies

Other Upcoming Events

13 June, Paris, France. 2018 STATE OF THE EU ETS - PARIS MEETING. This event is part of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development’s (ICTSD) outreach meeting series on the 2018 State of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) report. During the event, the authors will present their independent research on the issue to add to the policy debate. Stakeholders will then be given an opportunity to discuss report findings in a roundtable setting. To learn more and to register, visit the event website.

13-14 June, Geneva, Switzerland. GLOBAL FORUM ON INCLUSIVE TRADE FOR LDCs. This event is being organised by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The event will examine how trade has evolved in least developed countries (LDCs) over the last 10 years and where it could go next, along with focusing on how to use trade in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Expected participants will include government and international organisation representatives, private sector actors, and academics, among others. To learn more and to register, visit the event website

15 June, Berlin, Germany. 2018 STATE OF THE EU ETS – BERLIN MEETING. This event is part of ICTSD’s European Roundtable on Climate and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) outreach meeting series on the 2018 State of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) report. During the event, the authors will present their independent research on the issue to add to the policy debate. Stakeholders will then be given an opportunity to discuss report findings in a roundtable setting. To learn more and to register, visit the event website.

15 June-27 July, online. COURSE: THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AS A DEVELOPMENT AGENDA. This course from the UN System Staff College aims to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is being offered jointly with UN Climate Change. For more information and to enrol, visit the course website.

19-25 August, Oxford, UK. OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL IN ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 2018. This Oxford course, designed for PhD students, government experts, and international organisation and business representatives, will focus primarily on methods and policy applications for ecological economics, given the current trends in this field. During theoretical and applied modules, participants will learn about decision-making tools, industrial ecology, and best practices in the field. For more information and to apply, visit the event website.

2-4 October, Geneva, Switzerland. WTO PUBLIC FORUM. This annual WTO outreach event will have as its theme “Trade 2030.” More specifically, the three-day meeting will consider “sustainable trade” between now and 2030, addressing topics such as technology-enabled trade and making the trading system more inclusive. Please note that the deadline for submitting proposed sessions is 4 June 2018. More information is available at the WTO’s dedicated site for the Public Forum here

22-26 October, Geneva, Switzerland. WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM 2018. Over the course of 50 events including roundtables, summits, and private sector-led sessions, this annual forum, hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will address global challenges for international investment in the era of globalisation and industrialisation. Stakeholders from governments, investment treaty negotiation teams, global companies, and other significant areas will come together to discuss investment-related policymaking, particularly in relation to sustainable development. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

8 November, Geneva, Switzerland. BLENDED DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND THE NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY. The Centre for Finance and Development and the Center for Global Development are hosting this conference to bring together academia and the private sector to address issues surrounding how public-private partnerships can work to propose concrete solutions to accelerate effective development financing. For more information, visit the event website. Registration will be available on the site as of June 2018.

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