E15 Initiative

Clean Energy Technologies and Climate Change: Priorities for the WTO

E15
16 December
10:45 - 12:15
Taifa

Organisers

TDS LIVE | Clean Energy Technologies and Climate Change: Priorities for the WTO

Session objectives 

In the light of the complex links between trade and climate change, there is scope for deepening the conceptual debate and ensuring that the global trade system is supportive of and being effectively used for climate action. While there are many opportunities to work through RTAs to advance climate action, issues remain which need to be addressed by the WTO. This is the case for broad, systematic matters like acknowledging climate change as a rationale for exceptions from the general principles under Article XX, or for more specific issues like allowing more flexibility in the use of clean energy subsidies. Speakers from the expert groups on Climate Change and Clean Energy Technologies will address how the WTO rulebook could be better equipped to stimulate a scale up of clean energy supply and use and how it can support bottom-up responses to climate change, including climate clubs. 

Speakers

Moderator

  • Senior Programme Manager of the Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy, ICTSD