IEA Submission: Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapter

We welcome the opportunity to contribute to DG Trade’s review of the 15-Point Action Plan on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD). The consultation is timely given the intensifying of global efforts to tackle the climate crisis and at a time when consumers and businesses are considering their carbon footprint and the supply chains they operate in. Trade and sustainable development is a broad issue that requires a coherent and comprehensive policy approach.

Given that sustainable trade and investment is a key policy priority for this Association and our members, which cover business manufacturing to the various services involved in delivering goods to the point of destination, we continue to develop a suite of services to support IEA members operate in line with the overarching aims of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are enshrined in the EU Green Deal and the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (2021) Act. We believe we are well placed to contribute to this consultation given that our members are at the coalface of putting the European Commission’s trade and sustainable development strategy into practice.

Read our submission here.