Policy discussion paper:
This document raises the debate on climate change and trade policies as either friends or foes. The approach adopted in this paper takes climate change as the entry point. It frames the discussion within the five pillars of the Bali Road Map: i) the long-term vision, ii) mitigation of climate change, iii) adaptation to climate change, iv) technology and v) financing. The paper examines the various trade and climate change policy interlinkages with a view to identifying a positive agenda for trade and trade policies to contribute to a successful global climate change agreement and its implementation.
Produced by ICTSD under its Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade Policies and Sustainable Energy, this paper includes contributions from ICTSD staff in the programmes on climate change and energy, intellectual property and innovation, agriculture and development.