We work to connect and inform policy discussions and stakeholders, facilitating the information flow and collaboration vital to constructive engagement in conversations on trade, environment, and sustainable development. We provide thought leadership on new approaches and actively support the incubation of new ideas and solutions that can be taken up by policymakers.
To achieve our goals, we deploy the following toolbox of activities:
We convene public briefings, high-level dialogues, expert meetings, and off-the-record informal discussions.
We inform and advise key stakeholders and government officials on strategic developments and opportunities.
We curate and produce policy-relevant analysis and briefings, working with a diverse array of international experts.
We support strategic collaborative initiatives and consultations.
Our work is currently organized around four core themes, reflecting the triple planetary crises of climate change, nature loss, and pollution, with a cross-cutting emphasis on trade-related cooperation that supports sustainable development, achievement of the SDGs, and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
Our four core themes are: climate crisis; natural environment; plastic pollution; and circular economy.
Our work also responds to evolving and emerging policy developments, both through and alongside our thematic work, and includes, among others, the following policy areas: subsidies; technology; sustainability, trade, and finance; standards and regulations; and environmental goods and services.
Alongside our work on thematic priorities and policy areas, we have cross-cutting initiatives on specific policy opportunities, processes, and perspectives at the intersection of trade, environment, and sustainable development.