International Trade and Climate Change

ICC is committed to a rules-based multilateral trading system under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). ICC is equally committed to achieving the goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the Paris Agreement and to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that our collective responsibility to each other and to our planet necessitates that these multilateral agreements be supported equally.

Objective: To advance international trade while also addressing climate change and otherwise achieving global sustainable development, our rules, frameworks, institutions, and policies must be aligned and integrated. They must be mutually consistent, mutually supportive, and mutually reinforcing.

Recommendations: Immediate attention must be given by the Members of the WTO, by the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC, and by all those who wish to see our global trade, climate, and other sustainability efforts succeed, to ensure concerted action by aligning and integrating these imperative global efforts.