Timely seminars and high level events help promote reform. Events are ordered chronologically and include an impressive number of influential speakers from around the world.

Ministerial Segment – Presentation of a Ministerial Declaration on Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Trade

This Ministerial Segment will see a number of countries release an official statement (a Ministerial Declaration) urging the WTO to make room for FFSR in their ongoing discussions. This Declaration will be led by the Friends. High level delegates from signing countries will share a few words on the Declaration, there will be photo opportunities and a Q&A period for members of the media and the audience.

Where & When:  

Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium (TSDS) at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, December 11th 2017, 12:15-12:45
Breakout Room 2 on the Ground floor of the Bolsa de Cereales (TSDS venue),
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A side event will precede the Ministerial Segment from 11:15 to 12:15 in the same room. Participating media will be welcome to join the event as of 11:15, but it is not mandatory.

For more information about FFSR and Trade, please consult the following briefing note.

The Friends group was formed in June 2010 to support G20 and APEC leaders’ commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The Friends encourage the G20 and APEC to implement their initiative as soon as possible, with maximum ambition and transparency.

Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform are

  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay