Trade House event at COP28: A positive agenda for trade, climate and development goals

Trade House event at COP28: A positive agenda for trade, climate and development goals
02 December 2023
12:00 - 13:00 hrs. Dubai Expo City, Trade House Pavilion [LIVE STREAM]
, United Arab Emirates

A new and growing raft of trade initiatives signals increasing interest in integrating climate considerations into trade policy.

However, while this indicates heightened climate ambition, there is a risk that other long-standing challenges facing developing countries are deprioritized.

Without an approach that can also address development goals, climate and trade initiatives will remain at best superficial and at worst could enable a new climate protectionism and growing inequalities between developed and developing countries.

Instead, a successful approach will need to marry climate, development and trade goals, building trust and cooperation in the process.

  • What are the development considerations of nascent efforts on trade and climate?
  • What are the risks of ignoring development priorities in building cooperation around trade and climate?
  • What are the key principles for a more development-centred agenda?

This event will be live streamed

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Join us for this event where we will explore the foundations of a pro-development agenda for trade and climate. 



  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD


  • José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Founder and Executive Director, Forum on Trade, Environment and the SDGs (TESS Forum)
  • Dora Correia, Director, European Commission DG Trade
  • Carlos Lopes, Professor, Mandela School of Public Governance
Sponsor / funding:
Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG)

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