The link between trade and climate change
Husband Pangestu is the Director General of Development Policy and Partnerships for the World Bank. In this role, which she assumed on March 1, 2020, Ms. Pangestu provides leadership and oversees the World Bank’s Research and Data Group (DEC), the World Bank’s Global Practice Group Work Program, and the External and Corporate Relations group. function. Ms. Pangestu joins the Bank with exceptional policy and management expertise, having served as Indonesian Minister of Commerce from 2004 to 2011 and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy from 2011 to 2014. She has extensive experience of over 30 years in academia, second following processes, international organizations and governments working in areas related to international trade, investment and development in multilateral, regional and national contexts.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director General of the World Trade Organization. She is a global finance expert, economist and international development professional with over 30 years of experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. Dr Okonjo-Iweala was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since its inception in 2000, Gavi has immunized 760 million children worldwide and saved thirteen million lives. She was previously a member of the Boards of Directors of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. She was recently appointed Special Envoy of the African Union (AU) to mobilize international financial support for the fight against COVID-19 and Special Envoy of the WHO for access to the COVID-19 Tool Accelerator. . Previously, Dr Okonjo-Iweala was twice Nigeria’s Minister of Finance (2003-2006 and 2011-2015) and briefly Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006, the first woman to hold both positions.
Aik Hoe Lim is Director of the Trade and Environment Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO). He is responsible for the organization’s work on trade and environment, as well as the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. Previously, Aik Hoe was Advisor in the Trade in Services Division and Secretary of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation. He has been an advisor to two consecutive WTO Directors General (2001-2005) and has also been an advisor to the Director General’s Advisory Group on âThe Future of the WTOâ.
HE Chad Blackman is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, as well as a former Chairman of the Trade and Environment Committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambassador Blackman has worked in the international development sector for more than fifteen years and is engaged respectively as an international trade law specialist and development consultant. Prior to his tenure in Geneva, he was legal advisor and partner in a Caribbean law firm, where he led international trade, navigation and data protection law issues.
Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck is Director of the Forum on Trade, Environment and SDGs (TESS) and Principal Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. As the Director of TESS, which is organized in partnership with the UNEP Center for Environment and Trade, the Geneva Trade Platform and the Center for Global Governance, she strives to foster strategic dialogue and action. international organizations at the intersection of environmental sustainability, trade and the SDGs. She is also a Senior Research Associate in the Global Economic Governance Program at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
Toby Hammond is the general manager of Futurepump. Futurepump is making a revolutionary new solar irrigation device for smallholder farmers in the tropics. Made in India, these rugged and portable solar pumps are distributed to more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Originally an environmentalist, Toby has experience in low-cost manufacturing in the renewable energy industry, starting new businesses and building distribution networks.
Mona haddad is the Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in the Vice-Presidency of the Fair Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group. Ms. Haddad, a Lebanese citizen, joined the Bank in 1992 as a young professional. She has since held various positions at IBRD and IFC, her most recent assignment being as Director of the Economics and Country Engagement Department at IFC, where she led the development of the Joint Diagnostics of the private sector in WBG countries.
Paul Brenton is Chief Economist in the Trade and Regional Integration Unit of the World Bank. It focuses on analytical and operational work on trade and regional integration. He led the implementation of World Bank lending operations such as the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. He joined the World Bank in 2002, after having been Principal Researcher and Head of the Trade Policy Unit at the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels. A collection of his work has been published in the volume, International trade, distribution and development: empirical studies of trade policies. You can find more research and policy papers here.
Vicky Chemutai is a young professional from the Trade and Regional Integration Unit of the World Bank. Her interests include analyzing the dynamics of international trade and its interactions with global issues, among others, climate and gender issues. She has development experience spanning (1) the public sector in several Ugandan government agencies (health, social security and central bank); (2) the private sector as the founder of several small-scale enterprises; and (3) the international development sector, focused on trade policy formulation and implementation, formerly at the World Trade Organization and now at the World Bank Group. She was assistant lecturer at the International University of Geneva in the fields of trade and statistics.