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

 
CITES
30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
VSS
29 September 2016Voluntary standards can accelerate the world towards the SDGs
BioTrade
28 September 2016Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
WTO Public forum
28 September 2016To make fisheries more sustainable, trade community must end the pointless subsidies
Tea
24 August 2016Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded
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Trade and Environment Review 2006 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2005/12)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
20-21 Oct 2015Premier Atelier national de l'Examen national de l'export vert du Royaume du MarocRabatMorocco
19-20 Oct 2015UNCTAD discusses Bioenergy Finance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) ConferenceBerlinGermany
05-09 Oct 2015Third African Organic Agriculture ConferenceLagosNigeria
05 Oct 2015Climate Change COP21 and Beyond: Briefing on SDGs, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and the Role of the International Trade CommunityGenevaSwitzerland
29 Sep-01 Oct 2015Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Trade in Sustainable FisheriesGenevaSwitzerland
15 Sep 2015UNCTAD speaks at the 5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol BrusselsBelgium
06-07 Aug 2015Second National Stakeholder Workshop, Vanuatu National Green Export ReviewPort VilaVanuatu
05 Aug 2015Consultation on Challenges and Opportunities on Oceans Economy, Trade and Sustainable Fisheries for Pacific SIDSPort VilaVanuatu
06-07 Jul 2015Solutions Alliance Thematic Meeting on The Role of the Private Sector in Solutions for DisplacementGenevaSwitzerland
10-12 Jun 2015Fourth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 4)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
02 Jun 2015UNCTAD moderates panel at the General Assembly of the Roundtable on Sustainable BiomaterialsGenevaSwitzerland
14 Apr 2015UNCTAD workshop at the African Carbon Forum 2015: Harvesting opportunities for REDD+MarrakechMorocco
26 Feb 2015Seminar with Parliamentarians, Civil Servants, and Users on the Implications of the Ratification of the Nagoya Protocol for EcuadorQuitoEcuador
25 Feb 2015Third National Workshop on Ecuador's Green Export Review: The Case of Cocoa and ChocolateQuitoEcuador
23 Feb 2015Second National Workshop on Ecuador's Green Export Review: The Case of Sustainable FisheriesMantaEcuador
13 Feb 2015Organic Agriculture Side-event at BioFachNurembergGermany
10 Feb 2015Briefing session on climate change, sustainable development goals and trade: At the crossroads of sustainable developmentGenevaSwitzerland
10 Dec 2014BioTrade, market innovation and social inclusion in climate diverse scenarios - Side event to the UNFCCC COP 20LimaPeru
12 Oct 20143rd BioTrade Congress: Promoting Sustainable use through Business EngagementPyeongchangRepublic of Korea
24-26 Sep 2014UNCTAD to participate at World Bio Markets Brazil 2014Tivoli Sao PauloBrazil
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