Trade and Climate: a negotiating agenda for the WTO?

Date: 26 Oct 2022 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Speaker(s): Ignacio Garcia Bercero
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

After striking a deal on fisheries subsidies, could trade and climate be the next negotiating challenge for the WTO?

The talk will discuss issues for a potential trade and climate negotiating agenda such as subsidies, liberalisation of goods and services with a positive climate impact, standards for measuring carbon intensity or the role of border carbon measures. It will look into the potential of tackling those issues in a WTO context either multilaterally or through open plurilateral approaches.

Meet our speaker and chair

Ignacio Garcia Bercero is Director in charge of Multilateral Affairs, Strategy and economic Analysis at DG Trade in the European Commission.

Julius Sen is an Associate Director and Senior Programme Advisor at LSE Enterprise.

More about this event

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@gri_lse) is a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE’s foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEGlobalTrading

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