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
16 Jun 2017Workshop for validating the Amazon Assessment Study for PeruTarapotoPeru
17 Feb 2017UNCTAD presents updates of its projects in Laos and Tanzania during Biofach 2017NurnbergGermany
20 Jun 2017UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative - BTFP - Andean BioTrade ProgrammeQuitoEcuador
06 Jun 2017Trade in fish-related aspects of SDG 14: What next?New YorkUnited States of America
20 Jun 2017Positive to Nature - Special Exhibition on Biodiversity Products, Nature FairBaselSwitzerland
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
09-10 May 2017Oman's 2nd National Stakeholder Workshop: Linking green products to tourism in OmanMussanahOman
21-22 Mar 2017Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
18 Apr 2017National stakeholders in Ethiopia propose actions to improve environmental performance and strengthen export capacity of national sesame and leather producersAddis AbabaEthiopia
15 Feb 2017National Stakeholder Workshop from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectorsPort VilaVanuatu
08 Jun 2017High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050New YorkUnited States of America
25-26 Apr 2017Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coasts. International Leadership Conference towards achieving SDG 14: Current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable developmentHong KongChina, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
06 Jun 2017Fisheries subsidies: The path toward a sustainable global agreementNew YorkUnited States of America
07 Jun 2017Enhancing trade opportunities for LDCs and SIDS through the fisheries sector: Addressing challenges imposed by international food standardsNew YorkUnited States of America
16 Jan 2017Briefing on the United Nations high-level oceans conference 2017: The trade and development perspectiveGenevaSwitzerland
20 Mar 2017Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at the multilateral levelGenevaSwitzerland
08 Jun 2017Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable useNew YorkUnited States of America
19 Jan 2017BioFuture members meetingAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
07-08 Mar 2017Atelier d’appui à la mise en œuvre des recommandations de l’Examen National de l'Export Vert (ENEV) du MarocRabatMorocco
27-30 Jun 2017African Carbon Forum 2017CotonouBenin
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
UNCTAD
01 June 2017Organic Farming and its Economic Opportunities in East Africa, Arusha International Conference Center, Tanzania (1-2 June 2017)
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
SDG14
24 February 2017A Man-made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks
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