Natural Resources

Trade, Nature and the 2030 Agenda: The Quest for Policy Coherence

15 December
17:30 - 19:00


TDS LIVE | Trade, Nature and the 2030 Agenda: The Quest for Policy Coherence

Session objectives 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supported by the commitments made in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), was adopted in September 2015. Among the set of global priorities, the Agenda includes reform of illegal and unsustainable resource extraction (including illegal fishing, and the poaching and trafficking of protected species) and promotion of sustainable marine and terrestrial resource use. 

As the attention of policy-makers and civil society turns to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, this high-level panel discussion will explore the key inter-dependencies between trade, environment, and other policy areas that need to be addressed to build a coherent policy framework to support legal and sustainable trade in wild natural resources and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 


  • Special Representative to the UN and the WTO, World Bank
  • Vice President, Government Relations & Program Design, African Wildlife Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow and former President, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Director of International Government Affairs, ArcelorMittal
  • Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva