At COP28, taking place in Dubai (UAE), Lisa Ventura, Public Affairs Manager at Better Cotton, will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the U.S. Department of State.

Small businesses, particularly those led by women, young people, and indigenous communities bear the brunt of climate change impacts, necessitating a just transition. This panel will delve into how trade can play a pivotal role in fostering an inclusive and equitable transition aligned with the Paris Agreement’s goals, fostering social, economic, and environmental benefits. Lisa will talk about the role of policy in achieving just transition.

You can follow the session live here.


  • Thomas Debass, Managing Director for Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State
  • Fiona Shera, Director, Division for Sustainable and Inclusive Trade, International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • Abdulrhman Zaki Elhalafawy, Project Lead, Cupmena, Egypt
  • Peter Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU)
  • Lisa Ventura, Public Affairs Manager, Better Cotton
  • Vladimir Lavado Hernandez, Former Bureau Chief in Africa with BBC News (Moderator)

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December 11, 2023
9:00 - 10:00 (+04)

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COP28 Blue Zone: U.S. Center

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International Trade Centre (ITC) and the U.S. Department of State

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