The Digital Economy and Innovative Partnerships

The Digital Economy and Innovative Partnerships: New Opportunities For Sustainability Standards

Sustainability standards and the increasing demand of consumers in both developed and developing countries for sustainably produced goods and services offer great potential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, they can have an adverse effect if producers and exporters from developing countries are able to meet these requirements. 

As standards proliferate, the needs for harmonization, conformity assessment and transparency become more evident. Effective partnerships and cooperation mechanisms can importantly contribute to better aligning the sustainability and trade agendas. These include cooperation between the private and the public sector, among standards setting organizations and between international organization working on trade and sustainability issues.

The session seeks to bring together different perspective to these issues and discuss what forms effective cooperation should take to ensure that sustainability standards contribute to sustainable trade and support the SDGs.



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