Welcome to Synergies, the TESS blog dedicated to promoting inclusive policy dialogue at the intersection of trade, environment, and sustainable development.
Why We Need Global Cooperation on Critical Mineral Supplies
On the need for cooperative frameworks and supply chain partnerships.
Bernice Lee 05 December 2023
A Trade Contribution to the Global Climate Agenda - Perspectives from the Global Climate Community on Priorities for Cooperation by Trade Ministers
COP28 event hosted by the co-leads of the Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate and TESS.
30 November 2023
For a Trading System that Supports an Ambitious Climate Agenda, Climate-Resilient Development, and Just Transitions
On the importance of inclusive international cooperation for an ambitious climate agenda.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Christophe Bellmann, & Fabrice Lehmann 28 November 2023
Six Principles to Bolster Cooperation on Trade-Related Climate Measures
On principles for consideration in the design and implementation of trade-related climate measures and policies.
International Legal Expert Group on Trade-Related Climate Measures and Policies 28 November 2023
COP28: The Climate Impact of Plastic Production - The Road to a Global Plastics Treaty
Side event cosponsored by the Government of Rwanda and the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, with TESS and IEA.
24 November 2023
Publication - Policy Brief
Options for Trade-Related Cooperation on Problematic and Avoidable Plastics: Building on Existing Experiences with Single-Use Plastics
On options for trade-related cooperation and policy action to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics.
Mahesh Sugathan & Carolyn Deere Birkbeck 14 November 2023
INC-3 Side Event - Rethinking the Future of Single-Use Plastics
Executive Director, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, spoke at this informal pre INC-3 side event.
12 November 2023
News - News
Launch of Expert Group on Trade, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Development
TESS has mobilized leading international experts from the trade, environment, and sustainable development communities.