AIG Global Trade Series 2021 Podcast Episode 5

Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26


In the year of COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, ambitious climate policies are needed to address the climate crisis. But what does this mean for trade, when frequently globalization and global trade measures are accused of imperiling the climate agenda.

The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 is a series of podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Chatham House; the Clingendael Institute; the International Chamber of Commerce UK and France; the Delors Institute; the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, IAA; and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Knowledge Partner).


  • Date: July 6, 2021


  • Christian Bluth, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute