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Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian Perspectives – Expert Meeting

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will convene an interactive expert meeting to assess and articulate Canadian perspectives—including government, civil society and academia—on a progressive agenda on investment.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed to in 2015 we will have to redesign investment frameworks to ensure they support investment for sustainable development. At the same time, the Government of Canada is seeking to identify elements to build a consensus for a progressive trade agenda, trade being understood here as including investment issues. The objective of the expert meeting is to discuss ways in which the global evolution and the need for a clearer Canadian position can be mutually informing and reinforcing. 

In a series of meetings, IISD has spearheaded a debate in which experts have helped develop new thinking on investment for sustainable development and what it needs to mean in practice. IISD proposes to bring this process to Canada and to invite Canadian experts to contribute to the debate. 

Visit our project page on Investment Law and Policy Reform: A Series of Expert Meetings for more information.

The private meeting will take place under the Chatham House Rule and will be held in Ottawa on June 13, 2018.

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