The World Energy Council, jointly with the ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), is hosting a one-day dialogue at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, looking at global value-chains, emerging challenges and trade policy option in the area of clean technologies.

The event will showcase findings from recent World Energy Council and ICTSD research on global value chains and non-tariff measures, and discuss options for trade policy to help scale up clean energy supply. It is intended to create a better understanding of how market access and domestic supply capacity interact with trade policy in order to inform future trade policy making that is conducive to a clean energy scale-up.

The dialogue, will be an opportunity to discuss and  develop a shared understanding on how streamlined and well-functioning global value chains will enable a more efficient production and provision of equipment, services and technologies, lowering their costs and ultimately reducing clean energy prices.

The panel sessions will be moderated by Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council and Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of the ICTSD.

Key Speakers

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of the ICTSD

Tim Richards, Senior Executive, Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric