The Impact of Climate Change on Trade in Developing Countries

The Impact of Climate Change on Trade in Developing Countries


Climate change is having significant impact on trade in developing countries. As global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more extreme, these countries are facing increased challenges in terms of crop yields, natural resource availability, and infrastructure resilience. Further, as the more advanced economies introduce strategies to reduce their carbon emissions and achieve their net zero targets, this will put unequal pressure on the trading capacities of the developing countries – which often forms the global hub for low-cost manufacturing like clothes from Bangladesh, sugar from Mozambique or cocoa from Rwanda or Ghana .

In this event, experts and policy makers from Africa and South Asia delve deeper to understand the impact of climate change in manufacturing and trade in these countries. They reflect on key questions like the role of cleaner technologies, climate finance and other adaptive mechanisms to help these countries gain competitive advantages in exports, improve food security through imports and navigate their way through the complex trading systems.

You can register to participate in the event here

Date: Wednesday, 1st February 2023

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm GMT


Rocco Macchiavello, Associate Professor of Management – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Sandra Sequeira, Associate Professor of Development Economics – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Masrur Reaz, Policy Advisor – Bangladesh Team, Researcher

Michael Opoku, Team Leader, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ghana)


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