Prof. Peter Draper from University of Adelaide gave a lecture on WTO Environment and Trade

To enhance the comprehensive research capabilities of our graduate students and broaden their understanding of international economic forefront topics, Prof. Peter Draper, Director of the International Trade Research Institute at the University of Adelaide, Australia was invited to deliver an academic lecture on the theme "WTO Environment and Trade" on the afternoon of November 8, 2023, at Room 505 in the Keyan Building. Approximately 60 domestic and international graduate students, as well as faculty members attended the lecture.


Prof. Draper centered his discussion around the theme, exploring three modules: "EU's Pursuit of Sustainable Environmental Goals," "G7 and Climate Clubs," and "Club or Alliance."

In the module addressing the EU's pursuit of sustainable environmental goals, Prof. Draper provided a detailed overview of the European Union's introduction of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The discussion covered the origins of CBAM, its implementation mechanisms, and its impact on international trade.


During the interactive Q&A session, both faculty and students actively engaged with Prof. Draper, posing questions that delved into the potential impact of the recent energy crisis in the EU on its climate governance, China's role in climate governance, and the feasibility of China using "green box subsidies" to support and encourage environmental protection measures.

This lecture aimed to foster a lively exchange of ideas, providing a valuable opportunity for our academic community to gain insights into past international trade and economic issues and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.