Trade and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for developing countries
Climate change mitigation and adaptation policies have taken on many forms, including net-zero commitments, green new deals, and circular economy plans. Each of these policies combine more abstract carbon reduction objectives with a more or less comprehensive set of policy and market interventions needed to reach those goals. While these policy interventions are both necessary and welcome, their impact on developing countries has not yet been a central issue of discussion.
In this webinar, we present two new papers that aim to kickstart this dialogue. A first presentation looks at the impact of such commitments on developing country exports of goods, particularly metals and minerals needed for the energy transition and fossil fuels. A second presentation assesses how to leverage trade to support climate change adaptation strategies in developing countries.
This is the second of two online sessions organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development on the topic of Trade and Climate Change. The first session took place on 22 July from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CEST.
Representative of the UK mission to the WTO
Impact of Net-Zero and Climate Commitments on Developing Country Exports of Goods
Tom Moerenhout, Senior Associate, IISD
Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Discussant
Leveraging Trade to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries
David Hoffmann, Policy Analyst, IISD
Amb. Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, and Other International Organisations in Geneva
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.