EU pushes WTO reform and Paris agenda in new trade plan

February 19, 2021 EU Observer 0 Comments

The European Commission on Thursday (18 February) presented a revision of the bloc’s trade policy, saying sustainability will be at the core of its new “open, sustainable and assertive” strategy.

Brussels will seek a commitment from all G20 countries on achieving climate neutrality as soon as possible, urging them to reflect this ambition on their national targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

“We will seek that adherence to Paris Agreement and meeting [its] commitments … is an essential element in free trade [and investment] agreements with third countries,” said EU commissioner for trade Valdis Dombrovskis.Read More.

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