How to use Trade Policy to meet the Climate Challenge

The meeting of trade policy and climate policy

This podcast episode was recorded on 29 September 2022


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


Inu Manak, Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Jennifer Hillman, Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law; Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law

The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Inu Manak (Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations) and Jennifer Hillman (Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law and Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law). This episode was recorded live at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva, with a conference theme of ‘Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery: ambition to action.’ Listen as they discuss a central issue: how to use trade policy to meet the climate challenge.

The meeting of trade and climate policy is a dynamic area of discussion. How can trade policy be used to lower emissions? How can the global emissions embedded in internationally traded goods be reduced? Without resorting to protectionism, how can carbon leakage be addressed so industries that produce goods in a more sustainable way are not penalised?


The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute Germany; Chatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center (US); the International Chamber of Commerce (UK and France); the Italian Institute for International Political Studies; the Jacques Delors Institute (France); the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (Japan) and the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade (Switzerland).

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