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The Trade and Competitiveness Research Committee examines the effects of green growth policies on the patterns and volume of trade, on national and firm competitiveness, and on employment. This work stream, in the initial stages, is prioritizing the identification of data gaps and potential options for addressing them, particularly in developing countries.

Committee Members

Head of Department, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (DIE)
Research Associate, Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Professor of Political Science, ETH Zurich
Global Lead on Green Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Tufts University
Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
President, International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC)
Head, Trade, Policy and Planning Unit, United Nations Environment Programme
Senior Economist, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Lecturer, International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva Head of Research, CIES, Graduate Institute Geneva
Advisor, Sector Programme Economic Policy and Private Sector Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Senior Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Professor of Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi)
Director, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO Secretariat
Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Economist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Head, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme (T4SD), International Trade Centre (ITC)
Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

An enduring concern for both developed and developing countries is the balance between environmental policy and the international competitiveness of both nations and individual firms. The Trade and Competitiveness Research Committee examines the effects of green growth policies on the patterns and volume of trade, on national and firm competitiveness, and on employment. This work stream is prioritising the identification of data gaps and potential options for addressing them, particularly in developing countries.

CURRENT RESEARCH PRIORITIES 

Analysis of Existing Environmental Policy Databases

In May 2017, the Trade and Competitiveness Research Committee released a scoping study in the working paper: "Analysis of Existing Environmental Policy Databases". The paper assesses 24 databases that provide information on environmental policies implemented by national governments. The review of each database summarises the type of information provided, the breadth of coverage, the accessibility of data, and the strengths and weaknesses of each database with respect to the overall objective of improving access to environmental policy data for assessing the impact of environmental policies on competitiveness and trade. 

GGKP TRADE PAPERS

​​​​ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

A full list of resources on green growth, trade, and competitiveness can be accessed through the GGKP's "Trade & Supply Chains" theme page or through the GGKP's resource library.