04 July 2019 |Geneva, Switzerland
The 2019 Global Review of Aid for Trade, "Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development Through Aid for Trade", was held at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 3 to 5 July 2019. IRENA co-organised with the WTO the session "Promoting affordable and renewable energy for all: The contribution of trade and quality infrastructure to the green transition".
This session explored how countries can overcome trade and quality infrastructure obstacles to improve access to affordable and reliable renewable energy goods and services while supporting trade, economic diversification and development. As main remarks it was underlined that by strengthening trade and quality infrastructure frameworks, Aid for Trade can help countries benefit from the energy transition and growing opportunities in renewable energy.
Karsten Steinfatt, Counsellor, World Trade Organization