Strengthening climate-friendly trade elements in future nationally determined contributions

Brandi, Clara
Externe Publikationen (2017)

published on International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD): Opinion (Opinion and analysis from ICTSD’s network of experts) 10 May 2017


There is great potential to incorporate trade elements in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that has not been taken advantage of to date. This blog post argues that decision-makers’ awareness of the advantages of using trade opportunities in supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement should be increased. There should also be better guidance for drafting future NDCs and the guidelines could describe the opportunities that trade elements offer.

About the author

Brandi, Clara

Economist and Political Scientist


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