Thursday, 19.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Making the International Trading System Work for Climate Change: Assessing the Options

The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 created a new context for the interface between climate change and trade policy.

Though much emphasis has been placed on how international trade rules could conflict with climate policies in the wake of the rulings on renewable energy subsidies, this workshop seeked to explore how the trading system could make a positive contribution towards achieving climate objectives.

The workshop brought together practitioners and researchers from the climate and trade communities for an in-depth and substantive discussion, focusing on border carbon adjustment, fossil fuel subsidies, and institutional relations between climate and trade.

The workshop presented interim findings from an ongoing Climate Strategies project, with a view to informing and engaging trade and climate policy-makers. It was jointly organized by Climate Strategies and the FES Geneva Office.

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