Welcome to Synergies, the TESS blog dedicated to promoting inclusive policy dialogue at the intersection of trade, environment, and sustainable development.
Publication - Briefing Note
Trends in Trade Flows Across the Life Cycle of Plastics: Preliminary Review
A review of trends in trade flows across the life cycle of plastics.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Diana Barrowclough, Mahesh Sugathan, Christophe Bellmann, & Leonardo Souzo Campos Rodrigues 25 May 2023
News - Quarterly update
Quarterly Update Issue 5
The fifth TESS Quarterly Update is now available.
17 May 2023
Roundtable on Trade and Deforestation: Options for Enhanced and Inclusive International Cooperation
UNEP & TESS convened this informal roundtable as part of our sustainable agriculture and trade roundtable series.
28 April 2023
Fostering Cooperation on Sustainable Agriculture and Trade at the World Trade Organization
Strategies for the WTO to increase cooperation on sustainable agriculture and trade.
Christophe Bellmann 17 April 2023
Trade Ministers’ Coalition Seeks to Put Climate Action at the Heart of Global Trade Policies
The key principles of the coalition of trade ministers on climate and the importance of strong political leadership.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck 17 April 2023
Deep Dive on Trade, Plastics, and Plastic Pollution
TESS hosted an informal brainstorming session to discuss issues of trade policy relevant to ending plastic pollution.
29 March 2023
Informal Roundtable Discussion on the Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health
TESS & Minderoo Foundation hosted a roundtable on plastics and human health in context of the global plastics treaty.
24 March 2023
Roundtable on Trade, the Circular Economy, and Sustainable Development in the Textiles and Clothing Sector
TESS & UNEP co-hosted a roundtable on trade and the circular economy in the textiles and clothing sector.
24 March 2023
Nature-Positive Trade for Sustainable Development
Informal dialogue on how trade policies can support implementation of the global biodiversity framework.