The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 29 July 2022, 08:30-09:30 CEST


About the Event
Developing and least developed countries consider trade as critical to their economic growth and development, and Aid for Trade as an important means to build their trade-related capacity building needs. At the same time, they are the worst affected by climate change, while being the less pollutants. Impacts of climate change are visible including on the trade of many developing countries and LDCs. But they have limited means to adapt and mitigate, and hence need substantial climate finance assistance.

Trade and climate change communities – including policy makers, negotiators and other stakeholders – could join hands for substantial and sustainable capacity building support and financing towards a sustainable future. This will only be possible through greater and deeper exchanges between the two communities.

This session will be the occasion to shed light on the climate finance and aid for trade processes; allowing to better inform the practitioners, the beneficiaries and the providers under the two frameworks, and how they could advance on their respective agendas while being cognizant of the perspectives and implications for the other (i.e. being more mutually supportive).

WTO and UNFCCC negotiators, as well as capacity building and finance providers and experts will be invited on the panel to share knowledge and perspectives towards future priorities and plans that enhance the synergies between Aid for Trade and Climate Finance for inclusive and sustainable development of developing countries and LDCs.


  • H.E. Mere Falemaka
    Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, WTO and Other International Organisations in Geneva
  • Simon Hess
    Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, EIF Executive Secretariat
  • Dr George Wamukoya
    Team Leader, African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES)
  • Leslie Sajous
    International Consultant, Trade and Environment
  • Rashid S. Kaukab (moderator),
    Executive Director, CUTS International, Geneva


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