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Fostering Green Economies through Trade, Investment and Innovation - UNCTAD 14 Round Table

The greening of economies will require a transformation of consumption and production patterns. There is an urgent need to find new ways to produce and consume in a manner that respect planetary boundaries, combat climate change, reduce waste, and preserve biodiversity.

Trade, investment, and innovation both have to adapt to these changes and can - with the right policies - be important drivers for transformation. Investment can scale up green production, trade can enhance the accessibility and affordability of green goods and services, and innovation can boost green technologies.

This round table will discuss what is needed in the areas of trade, investment, and innovation to spur green economies and the development potential of this transformation.


Deodat Maharaj, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General

Opening remarks

Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Raymund Furrer, Head of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland
  • Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica
  • Roy Mickey Joy, Vanuatu Representative to UNCTAD 14 and Ambassador of the Republic of Vanuatu to the European Union
  • Malcom Preston, Partner and Global Sustainability Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (tbc)
  • Arvind Mayaram, Chairman of CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition and Former Finance Secretary of India, India

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