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
22-23 Feb 2018Les acteurs des filières niébé (lojy), haricot blanc et café dressent la feuille de route pour la mise en œuvre de ses conclusions de l’ENEV de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
06-07 Mar 2018National Stakeholder Workshop on Ecotourism in LebanonBeirutLebanon
08-09 May 2018UNCTAD-DOALOS Field Mission for Belize: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BelizeBelmopanBelize
20-22 Jun 2018UNCTAD, DOALOS and Commonwealth – Field Mission to Barbados: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BarbadosBridgetownBarbados
11 Dec 2017Fish Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG 14 Buenos AiresArgentina
10 Dec 2017Trade and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Developing Countries, LDCs, and Countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaBuenos AiresArgentina
17 Apr 2018Second National Stakeholder Workshop, Moldova National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
16-17 Jul 20182nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14GenevaSwitzerland
18 May 2018Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria Technical WorkshopGenevaSwitzerland
17 May 2018First Stakeholders Steering Committee Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
28-30 Mar 2018Global Gastroeconomy SummitIstanbulTurkey
07-08 Jun 2018Improving coordination on 'BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing' technical assistance for South-East AsiaLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
05-06 Jun 2018Regional Mekong Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing and BioTradeLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
19-21 Mar 2018UNCTAD-SQU Workshop for Date Palm Farmers, Processors and ExportersMuscatOman
11-13 Apr 2018Africa Carbon Forum 2018 - UNCTAD's contribution to the Regional Technical Expert Meeting: Efficiency in IndustryNairobiKenya
16 Jul 2018BioTrade, Access and Benefit Sharing and SDG 15: Entering an alliance for economic growth, job creation and safeguarding biodiversityNew YorkUnited States of America
14 Feb 2018Briefing of UNCTAD activities in Laos, Tanzania and Myanmar during Biofach 2018NurembergGermany
10-11 Apr 2018Presentation on Circular Economy and Trade at PUC-Minas UniversityPoços de CaldasBrazil
12-13 Mar 2018Field Mission: Toward an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
07 Dec 2017El Impacto de las Industrias Creativas en la Economía RegionalTrelew, Provincia de ChubutArgentina
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
18 November 2017Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
Goal 9
17 November 2017Climate action means big changes for trade
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
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