TRI-CC Conference - Aaron Cosbey (2011)

By Aaron Cosbey on November 22, 2011

Cosbey discusses the similarity between the roots of the climate and trade multilateral impasses, the increasing urgency of climate change as driver of policy, the unlikelihood of multilateral solutions in the medium term, and the need for international cooperation on trade-related climate policies.

These video clips are a record of the presentations and discussion from IISD's October 13, 2011 conference: Trade, Investment and Climate Change: Searching for progress on key issues. The conference took place at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the course of a single day, and featured high level speakers from a broad array of backgrounds, addressing three related topics: green industrial policy (such as subsidies for renewables); new thinking on competitiveness and leakage, and the potential role of the trade community in light of climate challenges and the ongoing impasse of the Doha negotiations.