July 5, 2022

DDG Paugam calls for coherent standards, support for small players in transition toward decarbonisation

Global efforts towards decarbonizing value chains and pursuing more sustainable trade will require transparent and comparable standards and methodologies for measurement and traceability of carbon, as well as support to vulnerable players to prevent trade frictions and fragmentation, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said on 5 July. Speaking at the event “Facilitating sustainable and inclusive trade for our planet,” organized by the WTO and the International Trade Centre (ITC), DDG Paugam said the two organizations can play an important role in this regard. The full text of his remarks is below.

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