The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) are convening a conference entitled ‘Trade Impacts of Fossil Fuel Subsidies’ on 05 October 2018. The goal of the conference is to explore, conceptualize and measure the impacts of various types of fossil fuel consumption and production subsidies on international trade. Besides economic analyses, the conference also invites scholars working on legal and political aspects related to the subject to make a contribution to this cross-disciplinary workshop.

The Global Subsidies Initiative and the Graduate Institute will publish an edited volume or journal issue based on the authors’ contributions. The conference and published volume also intend to support the Geneva trade community to define a broader agenda that includes the reform of fossil fuel subsidies. The investigation of trade impacts comes from an explicit call by a number of WTO members.

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

For submission and participation details, read the full call for papers here.