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PRESS ADVISORY: Launch of the Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate

Updated: Feb 25

On 19 January 2023, over 50 Ministers of Trade representing a diversity of countries from all regions and levels of development launched a Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate.

Led by trade ministers from Ecuador, the European Union, Kenya and New Zealand, the Coalition seeks to provide high-level leadership and guidance to boost inclusive international cooperation on the nexus of climate, trade, and sustainable development. Emphasizing the urgent need for climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Coalition aims to drive cooperation among trade ministers in the global response to climate change, including by engaging nationally and internationally with fellow ministers working on climate, environment, finance, and development, among others.

The Coalition’s launch statement is available here:

Launch Statement - Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate 2023
Download PDF • 164KB

The Coalition's list of Members is available here:

Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate Members 2023
Download PDF • 465KB

The inaugural meeting of Ministers was held in the margins of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, followed by a stakeholder roundtable with representatives from international organisations, business, NGOs, and academia.

The co-leads of the Coalition will hold a press conference at 5pm on 19 January to provide a briefing on the launch. The press conference is available for public viewing through the following link:

For more information on the Coalition, please visit: and follow @TradeMinClimate.

For press enquiries, please contact the press offices of the four co-leads:

- New Zealand:


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