Our dialogues, publications, and other activities on evolving and emerging policy developments in the area of standards and regulations.
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
News - News
TESS Issues Statement at WTO Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions Plenary Meeting
The co-sponsors of the TESSD initiative continue work, with governments gearing up for the 13th Ministerial Conference.
08 February 2024
Achieving an Inclusive Circular Economy: The Role of the Harmonized System of Codes
On facilitating the transition to a circular economy that supports sustainable development.
Jack Barrie & Gael Grooby 19 December 2023
Publication - Policy Paper
Standards and Related Initiatives in International Cooperation to End Plastic Pollution: Mapping and State of Play
On the role that international cooperation on standards can play in supporting global efforts to end plastic pollution.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Mahesh Sugathan, Sophie Boinnard, Valeriia Grekova, & Belinda Cleeland 28 September 2023
Publication - Policy Paper
Sustainability Standards and Requirements for Agriculture: International Trade Considerations
On the evolving landscape of sustainability requirements for agriculture and related international trade considerations
UNEP & ITC 13 September 2023
The Case for a Global Triangle Forum at the WTO
On a Global Triangle Forum to foster dialogue and cooperation on trade, environment, and development at the WTO.
Pascal Lamy, Geneviève Pons, Colette van der Ven, & Claudia Azevedo 12 September 2023
Roundtable on Trade and Sustainability Requirements and Standards in Agriculture: Options for Enhanced International Cooperation
UNEP, ITC, & TESS convened an informal roundtable on trade & sustainability requirements & standards in agriculture
23 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
Publication - Presentation
Sustainable Supply Chains and Deforestation: The Landscape of Trade Policy Initiatives and Emerging Issues
Summary of the trade related aspects linked to sustainable supply chains and deforestation.
Marianne Kettunen 11 January 2023
Publication - Policy Brief
Trade and Sustainability in the Agricultural Sector: Options for Multilateral Trade Cooperation
Analysis of the complex relationship between trade and sustainability in the agricultural sector.
Christophe Bellmann 13 December 2022
Publication - Briefing Note
Securing a Just and Inclusive Global Green Economy Through Trade Policy
On how to secure a just and inclusive global green economy through trade policy.
Nicolas Lockhart, Dominic Coppens, Katherine Connolly, & Stella Perantakou 29 March 2022
Building Resilient and Sustainable Regional and Global Value Chains through the AfCFTA
Session on how the African continent can harness the AfCFTA to advance the green transition.