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Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
 

UNCTAD'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.

The main areas of intervention include:

 

 

 News

 
27 February 2015Ecuador’s fisheries sector validates a National Action Plan for Green Exports
26 February 2015UNCTAD report discussed at the US National Ethanol Conference
25 February 2015Organic Agriculture discussed at UNCTAD's side-event during BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany
17 December 2014Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
04 November 2014Biofuels remain an important and growing sector for developing countries, new UNCTAD report says
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 Documents

 
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Trade and Environment Review 2006 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2005/12)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
23 Mar 2012First Lao Organic Agriculture ForumVientiane CityLao People’s Democratic Republic
20-21 Mar 2012Lao Project Technical Workshop March 2012Luang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
15 Feb 2012Value Chain Analysis Workshop for the Natural Ingredients, Rattan and Ecotourism SectorsJakartaIndonesia
08 Jun 2011Working Group Meeting of the UNCTAD, IFOAM and GlobalG.A.P. Secretariats on Reviewing Options to Reduce Costs of Organic and GlobalGAP CertificationBonnGermany
15-17 May 2010Seminar on Environmental governance towards Green Economy - Freiburg MSc students visitGenevaSwitzerland
09-11 Feb 2010Single-year Expert Meeting on Green and Renewable Technologies as Energy Solutions for Rural DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
26 Jan 2010Sustainable Management: Climate-change Mitigation and Resource/Material Efficiency - What is Myth and what Reality?BerlinGermany
30 Nov-01 Dec 2009Rwandan Organic Stakeholder WorkshopGicumbiRwanda
18-20 Nov 2009Burundi Awareness Raising and Training WorkshopBujumburaBurundi
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
01 Dec 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session - The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World
29-30 Nov 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Conference - How emerging economies will green the World
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