Background

The E15 Initiative – Strengthening the Global Trade System

The E15 sought to contribute to strengthening the global trade system by stimulating a fresh, strategic look at key challenges and opportunities it will face beyond 2015 Global trade must improve its effective, fair and inclusive functioning and ability to promote sustainable development.

  • Overview

    Climate Strategies is a partner of the E15 Initiative (E15), which works to convene world-class experts and institutions to generate recommendations to strengthen the global trade system. Climate Strategies is a partner of the E15 Initiative.

    E15 was launched in 2011, against the background of the halting multilateral trade negotiations in the context of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    The faltering negotiation function of the WTO in the past decade increasingly put the general relevance and credibility of the multilateral trade system at risk. It reduced the system’s ability to respond to the emerging trade and development challenges of the 21st century, such as food security, climate change, or innovation. 

    A strong, equitable and predictable rules-based multilateral trade system is crucial to enabling a robust world economy and addressing 21st century challenges. Multilateral trade relations serve as powerful drivers of sustainable development and as a crucial tool for developing countries’ inclusion in the world trade system.

    The E15 sought to contribute to strengthening the global trade system by stimulating a fresh, strategic look at key challenges and opportunities it will face beyond 2015 Global trade must improve its effective, fair and inclusive functioning and ability to promote sustainable development.

    See more at: http://e15initiative.org/about-e15/#sthash.Hsb69paA.dpuf

  • Partners

    E15 Knowledge Partners are globally recognized institutions that co-manage the work under the Expert Groups and provide deep expertise on topics. The E15Initiative receives financial and in-kind support from these institutions as well as governments.

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