Trade and Climate Change: How can trade policy maximize developing countries' benefits from a clean energy transition?
According to the International Energy Agency's net-zero and sustainable development models, the power and transport sectors are the most important for reducing carbon emissions in the next two decades. The energy transition in each of these sectors will require strengthening existing value chains and supporting policies in developing countries.
In this webinar, we presented two new papers that look at these supporting policies in developing countries. A first presentation looked at the trade of raw materials of use for electric vehicles and highlight key lessons from cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and lithium in Chile, two of the most important producers and exporters of these respective materials worldwide. A second presentation assessed how trade policy can incentivize clean energy production in developing countries including through domestic production.
This is the first of two online sessions organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development on the topic of Trade and Climate Change. The second session will take place on 27 July from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CEST.
Electric Vehicles and Trade in Raw Materials
Richard Bridle, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD
Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
The Role of Trade Policy in the Production of Wind and Solar Energy Components
Christophe Bellmann, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD:
Brendan Vickers, Head of International Trade Policy, Commonwealth Secretariat
Mapping India's Energy Policy 2022: Aligning Support and Revenues with a Net-Zero Future
This session will examine how the Government of India has used public resources to support fossil fuels, renewables, and electric vehicles from FY 2014 to FY 2021.
IGF 18th Annual General Meeting
This year’s event will focus on critical minerals for the low-carbon energy transition. It will be held in-person on November 7–10, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Reclaiming the Feminist Space in the Global “Trade and Gender” Debate: What role for human rights?
This round table will bring together experts on women’s rights, feminist economics, and trade policy to assess opportunities to advance gender equality in trade policy.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2022
IISD’s second Trade and Sustainability Hub will reconvene our community of stakeholders to discuss how trade policy can contribute to sustainable development.