Sustainable development and green growth are among IPAG’s core focus areas. In the wake of an ecosystem increasingly threatened by climate change, the sustainability of the economy, the viability of trade, and the growth of environment-friendly investments are ever more salient nowadays. Green growth through green trade and sustainable development is now at the forefront of the 21st-century agenda. Through ensuring a green economy fuelled by green trade a path towards sustainable development can be carved out.
Trade is indispensable to fostering greater levels of global economic development. As the OECD has written, “No country has lifted itself out of poverty without international trade.” This category consolidates GTIPA-member reports assessing the intersection of trade and economic development.