12 March 2020

Climate Change, Trade, and Sustainable Development

How can trade rules and climate policy be made mutually supportive? On Tuesday 10 March, the New Zealand Embassy and SEI hosted a seminar Climate Change, Trade, and Sustainable Development: Capturing Synergies on the Road to COP 26. This discussion brought together government officials, business, academia and civil society in a dialogue on around trade, climate change and sustainable development.

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The Friends group was formed in June 2010 to support G20 and APEC leaders’ commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The Friends encourage the G20 and APEC to implement their initiative as soon as possible, with maximum ambition and transparency.

Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform are

  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay