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August 02, 2022 - Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

How can we harness aid for trade for a just transition to sustainable trade?

In 2022, WTO members have the opportunity to move forward on an aid for trade agenda that supports LDCs to tackle pressing challenges at the intersection of trade and sustainability. Given the massive trade-related challenges facing LDCs, the huge gap between needs and available support for a just transition to sustainable trade, and the urgency, scale, and impact of intersecting environmental crises in LDCs, mobilizing additional resources, investments, and partnerships is vital.

May 03, 2022 - Shehnaaz Moosa and Ekhosuehi Iyahen

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

Trade is a critical part of on the ground adaptation efforts that must also be considered, specifically local trade amongst small and medium enterprises which are impacted head-on by climate emergencies. We are seeing communities already vulnerable to shocks affected not only in terms of their resources getting destroyed or depleted but also due to a lack of support systems when this happens.

March 08, 2022 - Annette Ssemuwemba, Apurva Mudliar and Peter Donelan

Women play a key role in fighting climate change

Women are 14 times more likely to die from a climate disaster than men. Despite being face-to-face with the problem, women are often not part of the solution.

November 03, 2020 - Samantha Harris and Léa Farnier

How businesses can build resilience to climate impacts and protect the vulnerable throughout value chains

Companies have a key role to play in building societal resilience to crises, including the current pandemic and climate impacts, across their value chains. 

March 04, 2020 - Filippos Pierros

Time for bold initiatives to tackle inequalities and climate change

Originally published in OECD-Development Matters on 31 January 2020

January 31, 2020 - Deanna Ramsay

In the current trade climate, what are the risks and opportunities for developing countries? (Part II)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists Martin Kaufman and Papa N’Diaye discuss trade, climate change mitigation and technology in Part II of their interview.

December 09, 2019 - Rashid S. Kaukab

Breaking silos between trade and climate for the world’s most vulnerable countries

There is urgent need to better understand trade and climate change linkages in the context of least developed countries (LDCs).

November 30, 2019 - Sarah McIvor, Sejal Patel

Learning from least developed countries on effective climate adaptation and resilience

Some of the key elements characterising effective adaptation and resilience to climate change are a long-term perspective, coordinated and coherent action, and a socially just and inclusive approach.