Agricultural Markets Climate Negotiations and Action

Why Developing Countries’ Positions in Climate Talks Should be Aware of Trade Policy

In their efforts to deal with climate change, governments often adopt trade-related regulatory measures such as taxes, tariffs and subsidies that may be subjected to WTO rules and procedures. This is but one of many illustrations of why climate and trade negotiations need to be envisaged in synergy by governments. Through the example of Uganda, this briefing paper highlights the need for developing countries to link multilateral climate and trade talks, especially as UNFCCC members are expected to make or enhance their emission reduction targets.