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Timing for all sessions is in Central European Time (CET)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Opening Plenary: The Multilateral Trade Regime in Contending Narratives about Economic GlobalizationInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Queen’s University and Australian National University9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 01: Cancelled 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 02: Greening small business, greening tradeInternational Trade Centre (ITC)10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 03: Will all Services be an Environmental Service in the Future? UK Professional and Business Services Council12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 04: Exploring the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Resilient Economic RecoveryOverseas Development Institute (ODI) / TULIP Consulting12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 05: Sustainable Trade in Supporting Global Green Value ChainsChina Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 06: Role of the G20 in Sustaining and Improving WTO Rules for Sustainable Development Purposes G20 - TIRN (Trade and Investment Research Network)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 07: Environment initiatives at the WTO: regional views on ways forwardForum on Trade, Environment & SDGs (TESS)3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 08: Promoting inclusiveness in e-commerce negotiations through capacity buildingDiploFoundation / International Trade Centre (ITC) / CUTS International, Geneva3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 09: Natural Disasters, Trade Policy and Trade Negotiations: Challenges, Solutions and Resilience Building for Small Island Developing States and OthersCommonwealth Secretariat / Shridath Ramphal Centre at the University of the West Indies / WTI Advisors4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Session 10: Why is “WTO reform” still a work in progress?European University Institute (EUI)4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Plenary 2: A WTO Fisheries Subsidies Deal: From Conclusion to ImplementationInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / The Pew Charitable Trusts / Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 11: Plastic Pollution and Trade: WTO, Basel Convention and a Global Treaty on Plastic PollutionCenter for International Environmental Law (CIEL) / Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs (TESS)10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 12: Industrial Policy in the Age of the Fourth Industrial RevolutionSouth Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 13: CISDL Roundtable on Trade and Investment Rules and Sustainability in COVID RecoveryCentre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 14: International Support Measures for the Graduating LDCs: Perspectives from South AsiaCitizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh; South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE); Centre for Research on Bhutanese Society, Bhutan12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 15: Aligning Trade and Climate Policy for LDCs and GraduatesOverseas Development Institute (ODI) / International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 16: Humanizing the WTO: Seeking a sustainable, just, and integrative trade agendaQuaker United Nations Office / Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) / Africa Trade Programme at LSE Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 17: Carbon Pricing, the WTO and CBAM after COP 26: Can we connect the dots?International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / WTI Advisors / Climate Capital3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 18: Action for Better TradeWorld Economic Forum (WEF)3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 19 (High-level Panel): A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity to Reform Farm Subsidies at the World Trade OrganizationInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) / International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Session 20: Trade in Circularity: Perspectives of Developing & Transition EconomiesInstitute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) / The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Friday, December 3, 2021
Plenary 3: Agriculture in a Post-pandemic World: How can Trade, Resilience, and Inclusivity Support Food for All? International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) / CUTS International, Geneva9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 21: Minimum Environmental Standards at the WTO: A way to avoid a fractured environmental turn of trade policy that disadvantages vulnerable developing countries?UKRI GCRF Trade Hub / TULIP Consulting10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 22: Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chains: Role of Efficient Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Measures for Food and Nutrition Security in the BBIN Sub-regionCUTS International and Indian Institute of Sustainability10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session 23: Advancing the Race to Net Zero: How Trade Policy Can Support Climate ActionGerman Development Institute (DIE) / University of Sussex / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 24: The Future of Special and Differential Treatment for Developing Countries in the WTO Maastricht University / Global Public Policy Institute12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Session 25: Sustainability Standards & Smallholder Farmers: Opportunities to Address Poverty Through TradeInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 26: Quantity and Quality: Assessment of Sustainability Impacts of TradeCentre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Berne / International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session 27: The Role of Trade Policy in Reducing Commodity-driven DeforestationInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern / Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 28: Investment Facilitation for Development: Identifying key policy issues for facilitating responsible, inclusive and resilient investmentSouth Centre3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Session 29: Cancelled 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Session 30: How to Ensure a Positive Development Impact of a Future Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement?German Development Institute (DIE) and International Trade Center (ITC)4:30 PM - 5:45 PM