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
18 Apr 2017National stakeholders in Ethiopia propose actions to improve environmental performance and strengthen export capacity of national sesame and leather producersAddis AbabaEthiopia
05-07 Jul 2017UNCTAD meets with Brazilian circular economy researchers at USP Winter Working Week 2017Ribeirao PretoBrazil
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
27-30 Jun 2017African Carbon Forum 2017CotonouBenin
08 Jun 2017High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050New YorkUnited States of America
08 Jun 2017Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable useNew 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
06 Jun 2017Fisheries subsidies: The path toward a sustainable global agreementNew YorkUnited States of America
06 Jun 2017Trade in fish-related aspects of SDG 14: What next?New YorkUnited States of America
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
27 Nov 2017Circular Economy in Developing CountriesGenevaSwitzerland
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
21-22 Mar 2017Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
20 Mar 2017Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at the multilateral levelGenevaSwitzerland
24-25 Oct 2017Examen national de l'export vert (ENEV) du Sénégal: Atelier de lancementDakarSenegal
07 Sep 2017First National Stakeholder Workshop. Republic of Moldova – National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
09-10 May 20172nd National Stakeholder Workshop Oman: Linking green products to tourism in OmanMussanahOman
17-20 Jul 2017Second Atelier National: Examen National de l'Export Vert de MadagascarAntsirabe et AntananarivoMadagascar
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
BioTrade
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
WTO
29 September 2017Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
Flag of Vietnam
08 September 2017Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
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