Trade and Sustainability Hub
Our Trade and Sustainability Hub is an initiative that seeks to foster dialogue and discussion on how to ensure trade policies contribute to sustainable development. We gather a global community of stakeholders to develop and discuss innovative solutions to challenges we face in reconciling trade, inclusivity, and the environment.
Our events are scheduled to coincide with the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Ministerial Conferences, which bring together all WTO members to make important decisions on global trade rules. We cover a variety of topics ranging from subsidies reform and environmental trade initiatives, to building more resilient food systems and supply chains.
IISD’s Trade and Sustainability Hub events are hosted in partnership with CUTS International, Geneva and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). They are also made possible through a network of over 50 event partners representing a variety of sectors, including non-profit organizations, international organizations, and academic institutions.
Event sponsors have included the UK Government, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Government of Finland, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2022
IISD’s second Trade and Sustainability Hub reconvened our community of stakeholders alongside the World Trade Organization's 12th Ministerial Conference to discuss how trade policy can contribute to sustainable development.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2021
This 3-day event brought together over 50 partners, 150 speakers, and 1000 participants to examine policy issues related to trade and sustainable development.
Interim Co-President and Co-CEO | Vice-President, Global Strategies and Managing Director, Europe
Senior Project Manager
Senior Policy Advisor
Director, Trade and Sustainable Development
IISD Announces 2024 Edition of Trade and Sustainability Hub
IISD is excited to share that it will be holding the next edition of its Trade and Sustainability Hub alongside the World Trade Organization’s Thirteenth Ministerial Conference (MC13), which will take place in the United Arab Emirates in early 2024.
Minister Ng welcomes successful Twelfth Ministerial Conference in Geneva
Canada is a trading nation and a strong proponent of the international rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core. Multilateralism is essential in achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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