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How trade can support climate action

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Online Event

Ahead of the UK hosting COP 26 later this year, the Trade Justice Movement and Queen Mary University of London invite you to join a virtual international conversation relating to their collaborative project part funded by the HSS HEIF Strategic Collaboration and Impact Fund led by Professor Liam Campling in School of Business & Management.

The event will be facilitated by Ruth Bergan, Senior Adviser of the Trade Justice Movement, and will explore how trade, investment agreements and WTO commitments can either block or enable important climate interventions such as decarbonising the economy, creating green jobs and supporting sustainable agriculture and food systems.

The high-level international panel which includes Golriz Ghahraman MP (Green Party spokesperson on trade, New Zealand), Fiona Harvey (environment correspondent for The Guardian), Ivan McKee MSP (Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise) and Dr. Vera Songwe, (Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will bring a wealth of experience looking at where the opportunities for innovation and progress lie in the months and years ahead given encouraging recent signals from the US and the WTO.

The panel will be followed by a ‘teach-in’ session where you can ask any question on trade and climate to a further panel of experts.

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