May 2, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 25 May 2018 Notice of Acceptance: 20 June 2018 Deadline for full paper submission: 31 August 2018 Conference date (Geneva): Friday, 5 October 2018, 09:00-17:00 Pre-Conference High-Level Policy Panel: Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:30-20:00 The Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Centre for Trade and E
Press Release: Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 11, 2017
Buenos Aires, December 11, 2017—A coalition of 12 World Trade Organization (WTO) Members is urging the WTO today to advance the discussion on fossil fuel subsidies, asking for transparency and reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.
July 19, 2017 |This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement.
Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change: Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements
June 20, 2017 |Can the international trade system be a catalyst for reforming fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs) to help relieve the burden on the public purse, reduce local and global air pollution, improve energy security and tackle climate change?
Blog: Linking Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Trade
June 2, 2016
For decades, the trajectories of fossil fuel subsidies and world trade have been closely interwoven.
News: Energy Subsidies and the WTO
April 30, 2013
Geneva, Switzerland—29 April 2013—The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Energy Charter organized a workshop to discuss how WTO regulation and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) apply to trade and investment in energy.
Blog: Renewable energy subsidies and the WTO: The wrong law and the wrong venue
June 19, 2011 |
Japan recently announced that consultations had failed to resolve its dispute with Canada over the Province of Ontario’s feed-in-tariffs for renewable energy, and that in mid-June it will be asking the WTO to establish a dispute settlement panel. This is awful news for the multilateral trade system, for which the dispute will be corrosive, seemingly pitting trade against the environment.
News: WTO subsidy dispute round-up
April 11, 2011
In the past two months, the U.S. Congress has decided to continue paying Brazilian cotton farmers US$ 147 million a year; speculation intensifies as the United States enters into consultations with China over subsidies for wind energy; and the American Soybean Association makes noises about the potential trade impacts of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive.