Aligning trade and climate policy for LDCs and graduates

This event, hosted by UK think tank ODI seeks to reflect on the outcomes of COP26 (around carbon markets) & their implications for the LDC Group ahead of MC12. 

Graduation from “Less Developed Country” status marks huge economic and social progress, but risks can arise after the loss of international support measures. To deliver the SDGs and halve greenhouse gas emissions, climate and trade policy need to align in a way that works for the poorest.

The LDC Group and the Alliance of Small Island States formed an influential and ambitious bloc in the UN climate negotiations. However, LDC trade and climate policy communities need to engage in a structured way to support transitional measures.

This event seeks to reflect on the outcomes of COP26 (particularly around carbon markets) and their implications for the LDC Group ahead of MC12. The event seeks to engage in discussions on trade, the environment and climate, building on the outcomes of the Aligning Climate and Trade Policy for LDCs assignment undertaken by ODI and IIED for the Enhanced Integrated Framework of the WTO.


Sarah Colenbrander – Chair – Director of Climate and Sustainability Programme, ODI

Ratnakar Adhikari – Executive Director EIF

Saleem Huq – Director International Climate Centre for Climate Change and Development

Jodie Keane – Senior Research Fellow, ODI

Laura Kelly – Director, Shaping Sustainable Markets, IIED

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