In 2021, the UK is developing its independent trade policy and strategies to deliver an ambitious economic transition towards a low carbon economy. On the international stage, the UK has leadership roles as host of the COP26 on climate and of the G7. 2021 provides a timely and critical opening for UK leadership on a positive vision and agenda for international trade policy that builds more resilient and sustainable economies across the globe.
This event explored the opportunities in 2021 to develop a forward-looking international trade agenda on environmental sustainability. Speakers identified opportunities for the UK to foster a new generation of trade agreements and partnerships in key international processes and organizations that could support the international community’s environmental sustainability goals and development commitments.
Bernice Lee, Hoffmann Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability, Chatham House
Tanya Steele, CEO, WWF UK
Minette Batters, President, National Farmers Union (NFU)
James Cameron, Senior Advisor, Pollination and Executive Fellow, Yale University
Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade (DIT)
Rachel Kyte, Dean, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Michael Liebreich, Official Advisor, UK Board of Trade and Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates
Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute
Chris Southworth, Secretary General, UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, Green Alliance
Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children UK
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Researcher, Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre and Associate Fellow, Chatham House’s Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
Angela Francis, Chief Advisor, WWF UK