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Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

22/05/2017 - 09:00 - 14:00

This event is co-organized by Climate Strategies, the International Institute of Sustainable Development and SEI.
This event can be of interest as part of the SDG "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns". 

Programme

09:00 - 09:30
Coffee and registration

09:30 – 09:45
Welcoming Remarks

09:45 - 11:00
Session 1: Disentangling Fossil Fuel Subsidies and their Trade Effects This session will highlight the various types of fossil fuel subsidies, as well as their varying impacts on international trade.
Moderator:
- Henry Derwent (Climate Strategies)
Speakers:
- Ivetta Gerasimchuk (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
- Ron Steenblik (OECD)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00
Session 2: Fossil Fuel Subsidies and International Trade Agreements: Issues, Options and Avenues to Move Forward This session will highlight different options for addressing fossil fuel subsidies through multilateral, plurilateral and regional agreements.
Moderator:
- Susanne Dröge (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
Speakers:
- Mark Halle (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
- Harro van Asselt (Stockholm Environment Institute/University of Eastern Finland)
- Christophe Bellman (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development)

13:00 – 14.00 Lunch

Location: 

WTO - Rue de Lausanne 154 (Room S3) - Geneva

Contact: 

Please use the following link to register. 

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