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
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors to be explored at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
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
18 Apr 2017National stakeholders in Ethiopia propose actions to improve environmental performance and strengthen export capacity of national sesame and leather producersAddis AbabaEthiopia
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
07-08 Mar 2017Atelier d’appui à la mise en œuvre des recommandations de l’Examen National de l'Export Vert (ENEV) du MarocRabatMorocco
17 Feb 2017UNCTAD presents updates of its projects in Laos and Tanzania during Biofach 2017NurnbergGermany
15 Feb 2017National Stakeholder Workshop from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectorsPort VilaVanuatu
19 Jan 2017BioFuture members meetingAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
16 Jan 2017Briefing on the United Nations high-level oceans conference 2017: The trade and development perspectiveGenevaSwitzerland
12 Dec 2016International Report Briefing - Circular Economy in India: Rethinking Growth for Long Term ProsperityGenevaSwitzerland
06-07 Dec 2016First National Stakeholder Workshop: National Green Export Review for LebanonBeirutLebanon
05 Dec 2016Oceans Economy and Ecosystem services: sustainable fisheries and coastal tourism. Side event to the CBD COP 13CancunMexico
05 Dec 2016Online launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2016: Fish TradeOn line
03 Dec 2016IV BioTrade CongressCancunMexico
26-27 Nov 2016UNCTAD attends New Economy: Cultural and Creative City, and Innovation-Driven Society ForumChengduChina
16 Nov 2016UNCTAD helps countries launch cooperation mechanism at COP22 to develop advanced bioenergy and biomaterials marketsMarrakechMorocco
14 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on National Green Economy Reviews, in cooperation with Islamic Development BankMarrakeshMorocco
12 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on Implementing the Paris Agreement: United Nations Agencies' Dialogue on Impacts of Mitigation Measures and Linkages with TradeMarrakeshMorocco
03-04 Nov 2016Premier Atelier de l'Examen national de l'export vert de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
SDG14
24 February 2017A Man-made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks
SDG 14
19 January 2017Trade-related aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 at the centre of the 2017 UN High Level Oceans Conference Briefing in Geneva
Goal 14
08 December 2016Oceans economy offers untapped opportunities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and ecosystems
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