WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

Fishery sector in the WTO and UNFCCC: Outlining a Synergetic Approach

This note first presents the importance of fishery sector in the EAC region, to then discussing how fishery is considered at the UNFCCC and WTO levels. Finally, it provides an analysis of the consistency of the two approaches (i.e. WTO and UNFCCC), suggesting some proposals to the negotiators in order to take into account the linkages between climate change and trade when negotiating/discussing fishery-related issues.