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Avoiding a “green squeeze” and advancing new trade opportunities for LDCs

Time (GMT +00) 11:00 12:30
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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 IIED

    Laura Kelly (Moderator)

    Director, Shaping Sustainable Markets, IIED

  • Jodie Keane

    Dr Jodie Keane

    Senior Research Fellow, ODI

  • Kadra_Ahmed_Hassan_ECommerce_Week_2019_01

    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).

  • Rolf Traegar UNCTAD

    Mr Rolf Traeger

    Chief, LDC Section, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Ratnakar_0EIF

    Mr Ratnakar Adhikari

    Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

  • Michael Roberts WTO

    Mr Michael Roberts

    Head, Aid for Trade Unit, World Trade Organization (WTO)


For further information, please contact:

Angela Kolongo
Senior Communications Officer
International Economic Development Group (IEDG)
[email protected]

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