This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by Confindustria, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Friday, 15 June 2018 - 10:00am

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by Confindustria, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:00am

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by I4CE, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 10:00am

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 10:00am

Room W. Centre William Rapard, ©WTO

 

The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) is a student-organized competition designed to enhance knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures. ELSA is especially dedicated to enhance capacity for meaningful engagement in multilateral trade in the long term.

 

ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) 

The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit organization run by and for students and young lawyers since 1981. The EMC2 is one of the flagship activities of ELSA since 2002.

The main aim of the Competition is to assist countries in developing their technical legal capacity by preparing the next generation of trade lawyers and negotiators. With technical support from the WTO, the Competition has grown to become the only global moot court competition on WTO Law.

Participants from around the world send in written submissions, for the complainant and respondent, in a fictitious case. After sending their submissions, all the teams are given the opportunity to present oral arguments in front of panels which consist of WTO and trade law experts. Winning teams from five Regional Rounds (two European Rounds; an Asia-Pacific Round; an All-American Round; and for the last three years, an African Round) compete against each other in the Final Oral Round held in Geneva, Switzerland at the WTO headquarters. 

The African Regional Round of EMC2

The African Regional Round was held for the first time in 2013, and has since grown in terms of participation and support of universities in the region. The organizers welcome donations and other forms of support in order to encourage and sustain the active participation of universities in the region.

 

Who has participated?

In the first ever Africa Regional Round held in 2013, 7 teams from 6 different countries participated. In 2015, 8 teams from 5 countries participated: Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Two of these teams also included nationals from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2016, 10 teams competed from various African countries, including: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa. In 2017, teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Lesotho, and Uganda participated. This year, teams from 10 different countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda) will participate, with Nigeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe joining the competition for the first time.

 

How to get involved?

Your valued contribution will help ELSA International in supporting the participation of students in the region at the African Regional Round and the final Oral Round in Geneva in June. Donation instructions can be found at > emc2.elsa.org/partners/ (Please indicate Support for the African Teams as donation purpose)

 

ICTSD as a sponsor

The goal of ICTSD is to advance sustainable development through trade-related policy making. ICTSD strives to ultimately strengthen developing countries’ legal capacity.

Since 2014, ICTSD has been providing institutional support to the African Round of EMC2 as a sponsor. ICTSD considers the Competition as one of the keys to having a pool of young talents in the field and in turn further the legal capacity in the region. 

 

Participant's testimony

“Taking part in this competition opened my eyes to a whole new world with possibilities I had never even contemplated. The moot gave me insight into the world of WTO dispute resolution and actually got me interested in pursuing this as a career option. The moot fueled my desire to one day be among the few international trade law specialist lawyers in Africa.” 

Diana Rufaro Machingaidze, participant 2014/2015

 

The 2017-2018 Round

25 April – 29 April 2018

Strathmore University, Nairobi

EMC2, African Round > emc2.elsa.org 

 

The Hosting University

Strathmore University participated in last year’s African Regional Rounds of the EMC2 with success. This participation has resulted in increased academic interest among students and faculty at the university, and incentivized students to enhance their capacities in this field through further study or relevant career path.  The Strathmore Law School has decided to host the African Regional Round in order to contribute to this important capacity building initiative, which has already created enormous opportunities for learning and personal growth among African students. Strathmore Law School (SLS) is one of the constituent schools of Strathmore University (SU), a leading non-profit private university in Kenya, which aims at serving the Kenyan society to the best of its ability. SU holds a peerless reputation for quality in academic and professional education as well as personal formation. 

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 10:00am

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) addresses the issue of “cooperative approaches” under the Paris Agreement. A significant part of it aims to create the framework to ensure that international markets can be a tool to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

After COP 21 in Paris, negotiators have a mandate to create a rulebook to ensure that this, and other parts of the PA, become operational. Negotiators are aiming to complete this task in 2018 at COP 23.

This side-event is an opportunity for stakeholders to be briefed by and enter in discussion with some of the most knowledge participants in these negotiations to understand the progress and challenges towards the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.       

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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) 

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has demonstrated its resolve to commit to a more sustainable future. To make progress towards this end, policies need to be streamlined in accordance with the objective of sustainable development. One policy area which currently stands in stark contrast to this objective relates to the subsidisation of fossil fuels. These subsidies do not only harm the environment, but also depress growth, reinforce inequality, add to health hazards and slow down the energy transition. The need to reform and ultimately phase them out is thus urgent.

The WTO could play an important role in this regard. Its binding nature and mechanism for enforcement and compliance might allow for the necessary shift from best-endeavour pledges to actual implementation. While the trade system has relevant tools in place for addressing subsidies, including mechanisms for notification and for review, a subsidy agreement as well as sectoral agreements applying to subsidies, these need to be upgraded to better respond to the challenges of the 21st century, including climate change. The recent ministerial statement on fossil fuel subsidies issued by 12 countries during MC11 is a first step in this direction.

This event aims to demonstrate the urgency of tackling fossil fuel subsidies and discuss several reform options which could be considered by the trade system. The dialogue will consist of two sessions. The first will showcase impacts of fossil fuel subsidies on climate change, health and the energy transition. The second session will make the case for using the trade system to address fossil fuel subsidies and discuss potential options to this end.

The event will take place at the Domaine de Penthes, Chemin de l'Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy (Geneve), Switzerland.

Please use the registration tab on the left to register for the event.

 

 

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Date: Thursday, 24 May 2018 | 14:00-18:00

The event will be followed by a reception from 18:00-19:00.

Registration: We kindly request your advance registration

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Ten years ago, in the immediate wake of the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the G20 was upgraded from finance ministers to a leaders’ summit. A decade later and the 2018 meeting of the G20 Leaders’ Summit will convene in the whirl considerable trade friction and uncertainty. Can this self-designated premier forum for international economic cooperation guard the rules-based multilateral trading system and preserve an open economic order for inclusive and sustainable global development?

The Argentine G20 presidency hosted its first meeting of the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) on 7-8 May 2018 in Buenos Aires. Established at the 2016 G20 Leaders’ Summit, the TIWG serves as a platform to support trade ministers and leaders on trade and investment policy cooperation. 

Against this backdrop, and in partnership with the  Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI), the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), and the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Taxation, ICTSD organised a side event on Sunday 6 May, one day before the official TIWG meeting. ICTSD organised similar side events in Nanjing in 2016 and Berlin in 2017, which were both highly appreciated by participating officials.

The objective of this 2018 workshop was two-fold. First, to support TIWG officials in their reflections on what the G20 can and should do on trade and investment policy cooperation, with a focus on the multilateral trading system and protectionism, a sustainable food future, and an inclusive digital economy. Second, to offer a neutral space for information exchange and frank discussion outside of formal negotiating settings, where consensus-building can be facilitated and new ideas freely explored.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018 - 9:00am
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