Experts Call for Reframing Trade and Environment Narrative




The Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva, the Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs (TESS), and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, have issued a report that argues in favor of advancing green trade through a forward-looking Environment and Trade 2.0 agenda.

Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, TESS, the Graduate Institute, wrote the paper. Titled, ‘Greening International Trade,’ the publication aims to serve as a “non-technical entry point” to enable environmental stakeholders to engage effectively in the environment-trade policy conversation and promote more sustainable trade. The paper identifies linkages between green trade and the SDGs, including SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 14 (life below water), SDG 15 (life on land), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals), discusses political prospects for green international trade, and outlines international policy opportunities in 2021.

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