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
07-08 Oct 2010Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development ImplicationsGenevaSwitzerland
19 Jun 2012Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fashion and Cosmetic BioTrade Platform (FCBP)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
31 Mar 2011Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fashion and Cosmetics Industry Biodiversity PlatformMilanItaly
18 Jun 2012BioTrade Congress I: Biodiversity - The Life of the Green EconomyRio de Janeiro, BrazilBrazil
21-22 Mar 2013Conference Launching the United Nations Forum on Sustainability StandardsGenevaSwitzerland
25-28 Jun 2012Experiences exchanged between BioTrade Vietnam - BioTrade PeruLimaPeru
14 Jul 2010First Joint Meeting of the Advisory Committees for Cosmetics and Fashion Biodiversity PlatformsLondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23 Mar 2012First Lao Organic Agriculture ForumVientiane CityLao People’s Democratic Republic
27 Oct 2010Going beyond mitigation: how can private sector drive biodiversity conservation?NagoyaJapan
19 Oct 2010Greening Trade for Biodiversity Conservation - How the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity can be mainstreamed into business activities and value chainNagoyaJapan
20-21 Mar 2012Lao Project Technical Workshop March 2012Luang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
15-16 May 2012Launching of the BioTrade programme in VietnamHanoiViet Nam
02-04 May 2012Second African Organic Conference: Mainstreaming organic agriculture in the African development agendaLusaka, ZambiaZambia
10-11 Dec 2012Second Lao Organic Agriculture ForumLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
25 Sep 2012TDB 59th Session - Lunch Event BioTrade:Trade working for biodiversity in practiceSwitzerland
19 Mar 2013Trends in Global Biofuels Markets: Sustainability Policy and TradeGenevaSwitzerland
12 Mar 2013UNCTAD/CITES Roundtable on Traceability Systems at CITES COP 16BangkokThailand
15 Feb 2012Value Chain Analysis Workshop for the Natural Ingredients, Rattan and Ecotourism SectorsJakartaIndonesia
08 Jun 2011Working Group Meeting of the UNCTAD, IFOAM and GlobalG.A.P. Secretariats on Reviewing Options to Reduce Costs of Organic and GlobalGAP CertificationBonnGermany
25 Jun 2010Workshop on Value Chain Development in Northern UgandaKampalaUganda
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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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