Measures to Enhance Forest Conservation and Reduce Deforestation: Viewpoints and Lessons from Producing Countries
Deforestation and forest degradation are at the core of two planetary crises: biodiversity loss and climate change. As policy makers are turning their attention to the ways that international trade policy can enhance forest conservation and reduce deforestation, it is important to keep in mind that several national measures have already been put in place in producing countries including Costa Rica, Gabon, Rwanda, Peru and Indonesia, sometimes in collaboration with sustainability standards. There is a need to better understand these existing domestic efforts, to leverage lessons learnt, and to think further about the role trade policy can play to support good practices in this area.
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This event will enhance understanding of developing economy domestic policy efforts and the evolving trade policy context, to address deforestation and enhance forest conservation. The event will also serve as a discussion forum to facilitate an open exchange of views on concerns, challenges, and opportunities, from a producer country perspective.
WTO Agriculture Negotiations and Sustainable Development
These three webinars will offer WTO delegates and capital-based officials the chance to discuss WTO Agriculture Negotiations and Sustainable Development with a focus on domestic support, public stockholding for food security purposes (PSH), and export restrictions.
Trade + Sustainability Hub 2024
Alongside the Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) we will be running our Trade + Sustainability Hub, bringing together thought leaders from both within and outside governments for a series of conversations on the challenges of building cooperative trade policy that delivers for sustainable development.
IGF 19th Annual General Meeting
This event will focus on sharing mining benefits in the energy transition. It will be held in-person on November 7–9, 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
IISD at Adaptation Futures 2023
IISD will take part in several events at the Adaptation Futures 2023 conference in Montreal, Canada.