IN PERSON EVENT
Venue: WTO Room B
With the urgent need to tackle the climate crisis, governments are exploring options to harness trade policies to achieve climate goals. This session aims to contribute to discussion on principles for the design and implementation of trade-related climate measures. Shared understandings around such principles could go a long way in reducing tensions and avoiding politically charged disputes at the WTO, while facilitating cooperation on trade and climate. At this session, speakers will introduce a new report by an international group of leading legal experts on climate, environment and trade, which identifies principles of international law relevant for consideration by policymakers in the design and implementation of trade-related climate measures. The session will provide an opportunity for experts and stakeholders to discuss the findings of the report and how these principles can support cooperation on inclusive trade policies that support climate action and advance sustainable development.
- Christophe Bellmann, Head of Policy Analysis and Strategy, Forum on Trade, Environment, & the SDGs (Moderator)
- David Luke, Professor in Practice and Strategic Director, London School of Economics
- Makane Moise Mbengue, Professor of Law, University of Geneva
- Geneviève Pons, Director General and Vice President, Europe Jacques Delors
- Peter Van Den Bossche, Director of Studies, World Trade Institute