Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Navigating Climate Policy Dynamics for Sustainable Trade Competitiveness

Publication | June 2024

This report emphasizes that open and fair trade is essential for Asia and the Pacific’s transition to low-carbon economies and outlines the important role of Aid for Trade in this transition.

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With the climate crisis threatening the multilateral trading system and potentially accelerating global trade fragmentation, the report argues that national trade policies and regulations need to be aligned with climate action. This will help overcome barriers in the trade of environmental goods and services, facilitate green technology transfers and adoption, and enable energy-intensive goods to be produced in locations with low-carbon energy potential. The report underscores the importance of developing integrated policy frameworks, mobilizing climate finance, fostering public–private partnerships for sustainable infrastructure, and building capacity to strengthen resilience and trade competitiveness.


  • Part 1: Trade and Development in Asia and the Pacific
    • Recent Trends in Asia and Pacific Trade
    • Recent Trends in Aid for Trade
  • Part 2: Navigating Climate Policy Dynamics for Sustainable Trade Competitiveness
    • The Twin Problems of Climate Change and Competitiveness
    • Aid for Trade and Climate Change
    • Environmental Trade Policy Instruments and Cooperation
    • Border Carbon Adjustments and Other Trade Related Climate Measures
    • Green Technologies and Other Sectoral Solutions
    • Translating Climate Challenges into Aid for Trade Opportunities
  • Appendix: Special Categories of Goods and Services

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • 134
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS240333-2
  • 978-92-9270-782-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-783-5 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9270-784-2 (ebook)

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