Join this timely virtual event focused on supporting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in navigating the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging green trade measures.
By 2025, several new global green trade measures will be implemented, directly impacting the exports of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). These measures include policies such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Deforestation Regulation, EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, and trade policy measures related to critical minerals and industrial subsidies, significantly influencing the competitiveness of LDCs in global markets. While this "green squeeze" poses challenges, it also presents opportunities for LDCs to seize new market prospects.
This event will bring together experts to assess the impact of these measures on LDCs and explore how international support measures and cooperation can promote the export interests of LDCs during the green transition. It is being held a week prior to the highly anticipated COP28 in Dubai (30 November-12 December), where trade has been spotlighted as a specific theme to highlight its contribution to climate action. Notably, the first-ever "Trade Day" will be held on 4th December, making this event a timely opportunity to engage in discussions and prepare for the upcoming global dialogue.
**Note: A recording of this event will be available on this page after the event.
Laura Kelly (Moderator)@LauraKellyIIED
Director, Shaping Sustainable Markets, IIED
Dr Jodie Keane@KeaneJodie
Senior Research Fellow, ODI
H.E. Ambassador Kadra Ahmed Hassan
WTO LDC Group Coordinator and Djibouti's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Mr Rolf Traeger
Chief, LDC Section, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Mr Ratnakar Adhikari@ratnakaradi
Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
Mr Michael Roberts
Head, Aid for Trade Unit, World Trade Organization (WTO)
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