GREENING EU TRADE: INTEGRATING DEVELOPMENT AS THE MISSING PART OF THE TRIANGLE
Strong critique that has been levied against the EU’s unilateral trade measures signals that without acknowledging that greening trade is affecting and will disproportionately affect some of its most vulnerable trade partners, and taking strong action to address this, the EU’s green trade agenda will not flourish. In a recent publication titled “EU trade and the environment: Development as the missing side of the triangle”, Europe Jacques Delors calls for a new EU approach to greening trade that fullyintegrates the development dimension and suggests a new way forward focused on an improved narrative, a diversified approach, and the development of new trade instruments and approaches to policy making.
During this virtual event, ideas will be presented on how the EU can better integrate the development dimension in its green trade instruments. Participants will be invited to reflect on and debate the various recommendations put forward by the authors.