The Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate convened a Ministerial-level roundtable on trade, climate, and finance on 17 January, 2024 in the margins of the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos.
Hosted by the co-leads of the Ministers from the Coalition, the roundtable was designed to breakdown silos between Ministers responsible for trade, climate and finance, and to spur a first exchange of views, with a focus on identifying opportunities for cooperation and collective action.
As underlined in the Coalition’s launch statement, one of its key priorities is to engage nationally and internationally with fellow Ministers working on climate, environment, finance and development. Davos presented a unique opportunity for the Coalition Ministers present to take concrete action on this commitment.
The roundtable brought together a mix of ministers of trade, climate and finance from within and outside the Coalition and also welcomed heads of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). At the roundtable, the Coalition was also delighted to welcome its 60th member, Papua New Guinea.