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The International Institute for Sustainable Development, the PEW Charitable Trusts and the International Chamber of Commerce are holding an online discussion on the topic of “Fisheries Subsidies: How can leaders use the trade system to deliver for people and planet?” as part of the WEF MC2020.

SDG Target 14.6 sets a deadline of 2020 for governments to agree on rules for fisheries subsidies at the WTO, rules which could help to restore the economic and environmental health of global fisheries and re-assert the value of a multilateral trading system. This high-level discussion will lay out the environmental imperative of a meaningful deal, and will highlight the political challenges that leaders, including the incoming Director-General of the WTO, will need to overcome and why doing so would show that the trade system can deliver in an immediate, tangible way, for people and the planet. 


Daniel Pauly, Killam Professor, Institute of Oceans and Seas, University of British Columbia

John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

Pascal Lamy, President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute and former WTO Director-General

Moderated by: Alice Tipping, Lead, Fisheries Subsidies, IISD

Practical Information

Wednesday, July 8 | 16:00 CET / 14:00 GMT

via Zoom

View the recording