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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". 


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.
- Henry Derwent (Climate Strategies)
- 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.
- Susanne Dröge (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
- 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


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


Please use the following link to register.