16May 19

Trade and Climate Change Workshop: Carbon Pricing and International Trade

Geneva, Switzerland, • English
Trade and Climate Change Workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of carbon pricing approaches used around the world, including a multi-national business perspective on carbon pricing schemes and a perspective on potential WTO trade and legal interactions.


ICC and the French and Canadian governments will host a workshop on carbon pricing and international trade to address the following:

  • an overview of carbon pricing approaches used around the world
  • a multi-national business perspective on carbon pricing and competitiveness
  • carbon pricing policies and potential interactions with World Trade Organization framework

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Carbon prices and international trade: How to define a win-win strategy

10:00 AM – 12:00 PMWelcome address
What issues and economic tools will develop a positive synergy between international trade and Paris agreements?
How can the fight against climate be taken into account in the multilateral trade framework, including WTO agreements?
Overview of carbon pricing around the world
Paris Agreement and fair competition: Which trade rules are for companies engaged in international trade?


Stephen de BoerAmbassador of Canada, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Lionel Fontagné Professor, Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Simon HenryDirector of Carbon Market Development, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Gabrielle MarceauCounsellor of Legal Affairs Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Expert from Canada TBD
Private Sector Representative TBD

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 16 May 2019

Venue: World Trade Organization — Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Registration feesFree of charge
How to register: Register via email
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To register, please contact Clare Birmingham.

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