Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

T07.pngUNCTAD's work on harnessing international trade in promoting sustained growth and inclusive development includes as a key aspect, support to developing countries in taking advantages of emerging opportunities for trade associated with the protection, promotion and preservation of the environment and sustainable development objectives generally, while minimizing potential adverse impacts. This work is carried out by the Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch of DITC.

Through research and analysis, intergovernmental deliberations and consensus building, and technical assistance, as well as partnerships and networks with an array of stakeholders, the Branch works to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to formulate and implement mutually supportive trade, environment and sustainable development objectives; integrate sustainable development and poverty reduction objectives in development strategies at all levels, including the need to address climate change implications inter alia by promoting climate-friendly trade and production strategies including in green sectors; and support the effective participation of developing countries in international deliberations on trade and environment.

 

 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
12-13 Sep 2018Taller Nacional: Promoviendo una implementación efectiva del Protocolo de Nagoya y el BioComercio LimaPeru
14 Aug 2018Webinar on Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria in Latin AmericaColombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil
16 Jul 2018BioTrade, Access and Benefit-Sharing in support of the SDGs: Entering a new alliance for economic growth, innovation and biodiversityNew YorkUnited States of America
16-17 Jul 20182nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14GenevaSwitzerland
13 Jul 2018Better Trade 4 the SDGsNew YorkUnited States of America
20-22 Jun 2018UNCTAD, DOALOS and Commonwealth – Field Mission to Barbados: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BarbadosBridgetownBarbados
07-08 Jun 2018Improving coordination on 'BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing' technical assistance for South-East AsiaLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
05-06 Jun 2018Regional Mekong Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing and BioTradeLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
18 May 2018Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria Technical WorkshopGenevaSwitzerland
17 May 2018First Stakeholders Steering Committee Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
08-09 May 2018UNCTAD-DOALOS Field Mission for Belize: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BelizeBelmopanBelize
17 Apr 2018Second National Stakeholder Workshop, Moldova National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
11-13 Apr 2018Africa Carbon Forum 2018 - UNCTAD's contribution to the Regional Technical Expert Meeting: Efficiency in IndustryNairobiKenya
10-11 Apr 2018Presentation on Circular Economy and Trade at PUC-Minas UniversityPoços de CaldasBrazil
10-11 Apr 2018Presentation on Circular Economy and Trade at PUC-Minas UniversityPoços de CaldasBrazil
28-30 Mar 2018Global Gastroeconomy SummitIstanbulTurkey
19-21 Mar 2018UNCTAD-SQU Workshop for Date Palm Farmers, Processors and ExportersMuscatOman
12-13 Mar 2018Field Mission: Toward an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
06-07 Mar 2018National Stakeholder Workshop on Ecotourism in LebanonBeirutLebanon
22-23 Feb 2018Les acteurs des filières niébé (lojy), haricot blanc et café dressent la feuille de route pour la mise en œuvre de ses conclusions de l’ENEV de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
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27 July 2018Adding economic value to biodiversity will help save it
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26 July 2018Green exports can meet both economic and environmental needs
Goal 14
19 July 2018Oceans Forum: Use trade to help, not harm, global fisheries
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18 July 2018'Seaweed' pencil shows untapped economic potential of marine resources
WTO
17 July 2018WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations - down but not out
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