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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

 
Trade and Environment Review 2003 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2003/4)
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Greening Trade in Vietnam (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/8)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
19-21 Jan 2010Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda: Inspiring Greater Engagement in Biodiversity Issues
10-11 Dec 2009Ad hoc Expert Meeting on Facilitating Access of Small Organic Farmers in Developing Countries to Supermarket Shelves
06-07 Oct 2008Eighth and final Meeting of the UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
24 Sep 2008Lunchtime briefing on the CBTF and ITF: international partnerships for sustainable development
03 Oct 2007CBTF International Symposium on Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Turning challenges into opportunities
25 Jun 2007Joint UNCTAD/WTO informal information session on private standards
19 Jun 2007Ad hoc expert group meeting on Biofuels: Trade and Development Implications of Present and Emerging Technologies
03-14 Dec 2007Participation in the thirteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 13)Bali
28 May-01 Jun 2007East African Organic Conference - Unleashing the Potential of Organic Agriculture Dar es Salaam
15-18 Oct 2007CLIMA LATINOGuayaquil, Quito
06-09 Mar 2007Regional Workshop: on Good Agriculture Practices in Eastern & Southern Africa: Practices and PoliciesNairobi
14-15 Dec 20064th Meeting of the Regional Standards Technical Working Group (RSTWG)Nairobi
30 Apr-11 May 2007UNCTAD´s participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development New York
10 Dec 2008Side event during the UNFCCC COP14Poznan
17-21 Nov 2008International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable developmentSão Paulo
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