24 Jun 2021

Roundtable on Trade, Climate Change and SDGs

On 23 June 2021, the WTI, together with the State’s Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, hosted a roundtable discussion on trade, climate change and the SDGs.

Participants from government, academia and civil society engaged in discussions on the diffusion of renewable energy, border tax adjustments and fossil fuel subsidies. Many WTI affiliates attended the event and acted as speakers or moderators, including Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche, Ilaria Espa and Zaker Ahmad.

The aim of this roundtable was to shed light on various aspects from a holistic sustainability perspective and intended to increase the public debate on these timely issues in Switzerland.

Please refer to the SECO press release (in German) for more information.

Picture source: WTI