Ingrid Jegou

Director, Climate, Energy and Natural Resources

Ingrid SIDENVALL JEGOU is the Director for Climate, Energy and Natural Resources in ICTSD. She is part of the Senior Management of ICTSD and serves on the Committee for Operations and Strategy. Ms Jegou, who holds a Masters of Economics from Lund University in Sweden and currently is enrolled at the graduate level with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, joined ICTSD in 2009 with the programme on Climate and Energy, before taking up her current position in 2016.

Ms. Jegou has previously served as a Senior Adviser and a Senior Economist at the Swedish National Board of Trade in Stockholm. Prior to this, she worked as an analyst for the Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics. She has interned at the European Commission, DG AGRI.

Ingrid Jegou is and has been a member of various committees, including the Expert Task Force on Rules of Trade and Investment of the World Energy Council; the Alliance of Sustainable Energy Trade Initiatives, the SETI Alliance; and the working group on green trade of the Green Growth Action Alliance. She was the ICTSD task leader in the EU research project “Carbon CAP”, and the group manager for two E15 expert groups on trade and climate change and on trade and clean energy. She has been engaged with the several policy- and research projects with Climate Strategies, the Stanley Foundation andthe Centre for European Policy Studies, CEPS.

She has authored and co-authored a number of papers on trade and climate change, particularly focusing on emissions trading schemes, border measures and free allowances, as well as on trade and development more broadly and on trade in agriculture. Ms Jegou is an experienced speaker and meeting moderator.

 

Opinion

6 July 2017
Even if the U.S. is not on board for climate change, G20 leaders can still make important headway by taking decisive action on clean energy initiatives, establishing carbon markets and reducing emissions from fuel combustion. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised to put free and open trade...
18 March 2016
How the Paris Agreement on climate change will have an impact on trade The decision at the United Nations meeting on climate change (COP21) last December to adopt the Paris Agreement marked a fundamental shift towards a new, global climate regime. Two elements of the agreement and its implications...
10 December 2011
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - According to Robert O. Keohane and David G. Victor, "the ‘climate change problem' is actually many distinct problems-each with its own attributes, administrative challenges and distinctive political constituencies." This truism, exhaustively scrutinised by academics in search...
5 April 2011
BANGKOK, THAILAND - The UNFCCC's Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) started its deliberations at almost 9 pm here in Bangkok. The tone of the evening was set quickly as the first item, adoption of the chair's agenda, could not be passed. As the meeting started, the G77...
8 December 2010
CANCUN, MEXICO - This morning we were all busy getting the last details ready before inaugurating the two day ICTSD symposium on the Role of Trade and Markets in Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Cancun. It's running parallel to the UNFCCC's COP 16. The fact that some of our...

Bridges news

10 March 2016
A landmark universal emissions-cutting deal offers both hope and challenges as stakeholders move to implementation. In a historic move, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) successfully landed the first multilateral climate treaty since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol during...
24 February 2016
Considerado por algunos como un hecho histórico, las partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) acordaron en la Vigésima Primera Conferencia de las Partes (COP21), celebrada en diciembre pasado en París, Francia, el primer tratado climático multilateral...
19 February 2016
A landmark universal emissions-cutting deal offers both hope and challenges as stakeholders move to implementation. In a historic move, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) successfully landed the first multilateral climate treaty since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol during...
1 December 2015
What are the links between trade and climate change? How has the relationship between these two policy areas changed over the years? Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have kicked off their annual negotiations, this time in Paris, France. Countries have agreed to...
27 November 2015
Las Partes que integran la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) están por arrancar sus negociaciones anuales, esta vez en París, Francia. Los países han acordado la creación de un nuevo régimen climático para el término de la reunión, un régimen que releve al...
9 June 2014
Emissions trading schemes have mushroomed in various constituencies around the globe in recent years as a way of lowering greenhouse gases from economic activity. The EU has now started negotiating linking its carbon market with other economies. Climate change mitigation efforts need to be scaled...
10 December 2011
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - According to Robert O. Keohane and David G. Victor, "the ‘climate change problem' is actually many distinct problems-each with its own attributes, administrative challenges and distinctive political constituencies." This truism, exhaustively scrutinised by academics in search...
5 April 2011
BANGKOK, THAILAND - The UNFCCC's Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) started its deliberations at almost 9 pm here in Bangkok. The tone of the evening was set quickly as the first item, adoption of the chair's agenda, could not be passed. As the meeting started, the G77...
8 December 2010
CANCUN, MEXICO - This morning we were all busy getting the last details ready before inaugurating the two day ICTSD symposium on the Role of Trade and Markets in Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Cancun. It's running parallel to the UNFCCC's COP 16. The fact that some of our...
3 December 2009
Unless the world moves ahead on a global track to address climate change, countries acting to address the problem may opt to take measures to protect the competitiveness of their energy-intensive industries through unilateral trade measures. How such border carbon measures might work in practice -...