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Aligning climate and trade policy for LDCs and graduates

The next decade is crucial. Not only must we deliver the SDGs by 2030, but we must halve greenhouse gas emissions (relative to 2010 levels) in the same period. Securing climate-compatible development will only be possible through aligning climate and trade policy in a way that works for the most vulnerable countries, such as those defined as least developed countries (LDCs).

This project, supported by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), is a partnership between EIF, ODI and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) that aims to equip graduated or in-transition LDCs with the evidence, networks and platforms to effectively align and secure their climate and trade strategies in international negotiations.

The project has three objectives:

  • Build a community of practice with LDC climate and trade negotiators, focusing on LDCs in transition.
  • Create greater awareness regarding trade and climate linkages for LDCs through high-level convening.
  • Develop new and policy-relevant research on cross-cutting issues such as carbon markets and standards, technology transfer, aid for trade, and climate finance.