DDG Ellard stresses need to reduce trade barriers for environmental goods and services

On 14 September, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated virtually in an “armchair dialogue” at the World Circular Economy Forum 2021, which explored how to transition to a circular economy in order to achieve the global climate and UN Sustainable Development Goals targets. DDG Ellard presented a vision of a circular economy that is global, safe and inclusive, and shared her views on how the WTO can help to achieve this vision. Her speaking points are below.