Date: Dec 04, 2023 Time: 03:30 PM
Navigating Green Horizons: The Evolving Political Economy of Trade Routes

The landscape of global trade is in a state of constant transformation. The impacts of climate change, and the shift to a green economy have prompted a reassessment of established trade relationships and the foundational routes supporting them. In particular, the advent of climate change in the Artic has increased the accessibility of ports in this region and the establishment of new Arctic shipping lanes including the Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passage. This region is now set to become the site of increasing geopolitical competition and an essential cog in the new green economy. In this session, we will delve into the intricate details of these evolving trade dynamics in the backdrop of the global green transition.



15:30 - 15:35 (IST)

Welcome Remarks


15:35 - 15:45 (IST)

Keynote Address

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland


15:45 - 16:30 (IST)

Panel Discussion


  • Jayant Sinha, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Member of Parliament, India
  • Rabab Boulos, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Maersk
  • Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green
  • Joojin Kim, Founder and CEO, Solutions for Our Climate


  • Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation