The Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate: Developing a Transformative and Inclusive Agenda
14 September – 15:15-16:30 – WTO, Room S2
TESS Executive Director Carolyn Deere Birkbeck will be a speaker at this event, which will bring together commentators close to the Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate initiative to respond to the early priorities recently set out by ministers.
Roundtable Breakfast on Climate and Trade
13 September – 08:30-10:00 – Geneva Graduate Institute
This roundtable breakfast hosted by TESS will bring together a broad range of experts and stakeholders working on the climate-trade-sustainable development interface to exchange views on priorities and ways forward for inclusive international cooperation on the climate-trade agenda. The roundtable is by invitation only.
Using Trade Tools to Fight Climate Action
13 September – 17:00-18:15 – WTO, Library
Carolyn will be a discussant at the launch of a new book, Using trade tools to fight climate action, edited by Jennifer Hillman and Loriane Damian of Georgetown University Law Center. The book offers legal assessments of what can make a climate measure WTO consistent and options for reform for WTO rules on subsidies.
Getting the Green Transition Right – The Role of the WTO in Enhancing Inclusivity and Avoiding Fragmentation
15 September – 10:45-12:00 – WTO, Room S3
Carolyn will be a speaker at this session hosted by BusinessEurope, which will take a particular look at the international dimension of the European Green Deal, ways to enhance cooperation with partners, facilitate implementation, and address potential concerns, especially those raised by developing countries.
Exploring IP's Role in Pushing the Needle on Green, Digital Technology and Trade
15 September – 14:15-15-30 – WTO, Library
Carolyn will be a speaker at this session hosted by the WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization where she will speak on IP-related policy opportunities and issues related to expanding development, affordability, and uptake of green technologies to support sustainable trade.