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
11-13 Apr 2018Africa Carbon Forum 2018NairobiKenya
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
14 Feb 2018Briefing of UNCTAD activities in Laos, Tanzania and Myanmar during Biofach 2018NurembergGermany
11 Dec 2017Fish Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG 14 Buenos AiresArgentina
10 Dec 2017Trade and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Developing Countries, LDCs, and Countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaBuenos AiresArgentina
29 Nov 2017Side Event at the 69th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee: Traceability for Sustainable TradeGenevaSwitzerland
16 Nov 2017COP23 Side Event: Economic diversification, just transition of workforce and global value chain in context of sustainable developmentBonnGermany
15 Nov 2017COP23 Side Event: Raising the Ambition of Climate Action through Circular Economy StrategiesBonnGermany
14-15 Nov 2017Regional Conference: Creativity, Jobs and Local Economic Development in the Southern MediterraneanAlgiersAlgeria
10 Nov 2017Workshop on Sustainability Standards and Market Transparency for Coconuts and Cocoa (Espiritu Santo)Espiritu SantoVanuatu
06-07 Nov 2017Workshop on Sustainability Standards and Market Transparency for Coconuts and Cocoa (Port Vila)Port VilaVanuatu
28 Oct 20171er Salon de l'économie vert de DakarDakarSenegal
24-25 Oct 2017Examen national de l'export vert (ENEV) du Sénégal: Atelier de lancementDakarSenegal
03 Oct 2017Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Implementing The Paris Agreement: Response Measures and TradeGenevaSwitzerland
28 Sep 2017How can agricultural and fisheries trade contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? FAO-UNCTAD session at the WTO Public Forum 2017–Trade: Behind the HeadlinesGenevaSwitzerland
27 Sep 2017Challenges and Opportunities for Small-Scale Fishers in Fish Trade. FAO-UNCTAD session at the WTO Public Forum 2017–Trade: Behind the HeadlinesGenevaSwitzerland
07 Sep 2017First National Stakeholder Workshop. Republic of Moldova – National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
17-20 Jul 2017Second Atelier National: Examen National de l'Export Vert de MadagascarAntsirabe et AntananarivoMadagascar
05-07 Jul 2017UNCTAD meets with Brazilian circular economy researchers at USP Winter Working Week 2017Ribeirao PretoBrazil
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18 November 2017Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
Goal 9
17 November 2017Climate action means big changes for trade
17 October 2017BioTrade businesses become drivers of legal access and benefit sharing in biodiversity-rich countries
Goal 15
09 October 2017Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up
29 September 2017Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
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