In our first episode of Trade Knowledge Matters Season 3, Amar Breckenridge discusses with Prof. David Luke, LSE and Colette van der Ven, Tulip Consulting on the impact and aftermath of CoP28 conclusions on Sub-Sahara Africa. This episode delves into the intersection of trade, climate policies, and their impact on sub-Saharan African economies. COP28 progress, particularly in fossil fuel transition, is highlighted, but gaps persist in low carbon transitions and carbon trading. The inadequacy of climate financing for Africa is emphasised, underscoring the urgency for increased support. The challenges and opportunities for African economies are explored, addressing unilateral trade measures, advocating for a new trade deal, and stressing the importance of addressing negotiating capacity and administrative constraints.