Aid for Trade Global Review 2022: Unlocking Sustainable Development with Clean Cooking
The affordability of modern stoves and fuels is a key access enabler to clean cooking for many vulnerable and poor communities around the world. Trade can be part of the solution to this issue. The reduction or elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers on such goods and the use of appropriate trade policies and international standards has the potential to energize trade in this sector, reducing costs to consumers and accelerating access to cleaner solutions and technologies.
This session, co-hosted by the Clean Cooking Alliance and the WTO Environment & Trade Division, with support from the UK and Netherlands trade delegations, will give an overview of the challenge, the solutions and why reduction of trade barriers is important to increase access to clean cooking globally and achieve sustainable development, environment and climate goals.
- Mr. Simon Manley, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO
- H.E. Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of Ghana, CEO of Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects
Presentation: Clean Cooking – Benefits, Opportunities and Barriers
- Ms. Jillene Connors Belopolsky, Chief of Staff and External Affairs, Clean Cooking Alliance
Panel Discussion: The Panel discussion will focus on the current challenges around trade barriers in the sector and the importance of addressing them on a country-by-country basis and opportunities within regional trade communities.
- Mr. Michael Akurang Opoku, Team Leader, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana
- Ms. Mariam Karanja, Programme Manager, Clean Cooking Association of Kenya
- Mr. Greg Murray, CEO KOKO Networks (tbc)
- Mr. Aik Hoe Lim, Director Trade & Environment Division, WTO (moderator)