Welcome to Synergies, the TESS blog dedicated to promoting inclusive policy dialogue at the intersection of trade, environment, and sustainable development.
Strong Ministerial Engagement is Needed to Strengthen International Cooperation on Sustainability and Trade
There are priority areas for action to consolidate the progress made and provide political impetus for further work.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck & Christophe Bellmann 24 February 2024
Voluntary Carbon Markets – Unfinished Business From COP28
The unfinished business of establishing a regulatory framework for carbon markets could provide a new frontier.
David Luke & Cecilia Wandiga 22 February 2024
Pathways Exist for the Appropriate Design and Implementation of Trade-Related Climate Measures
Existing WTO provisions and jurisprudence provide pathways for the appropriate design of trade-related climate measures.
Ujal Singh Bhatia 22 February 2024
How to Avoid Potential Friction in Future Trade in Climate Technologies
There are avenues for cooperation within the WTO and beyond on future low-carbon technology trade.
Brad McDonald & Scott Vaughan 22 February 2024
WTO Reform: A Catalyst for Transformative Change in the Caribbean Community
Caribbean Community countries can shape a trade policy framework that is equitable, sustainable, and inclusive.
Jan Yves Remy 22 February 2024
Transparency is Vital to Sustain State Support for the Clean Energy Transition
A free-for-all between governments able to afford subsidies to mitigate climate change has arisen.
Simon J. Evenett & Fernando Martin 22 February 2024
The WTO on Sustainable Trade: Far From Perfect, by No Means the Enemy of the Good
There are many practical steps to collaborate through the WTO to make trade for the green economy easier.
Kimberley Botwright 22 February 2024
Why Delivering a Fisheries Subsidies Agreement Matters for Small Islands
At MC13, governments will seek to reach consensus on a transformational agreement on fisheries subsidies.
H.E. Matthew Wilson 14 February 2024
Trade, Climate, and Finance: Breaking the Silos to Drive Ambitious, Inclusive Action
An op-ed by members of the Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate.