Trade and environment

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The Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) discussed topics ranging from energy efficiency and illegal logging to illegal fishing. The Committee was briefed by international organizations on recent sustainable development initiatives, including the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September. A ministerial declaration issued at the end of the Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi “recognized the role the WTO can play in contributing towards achievement of the 2030 SDGs. The Committee was also updated on negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement.

Related Topics: The WTO ; Trade monitoring
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