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
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
07 Apr 2010BioTrade Potential for Growth and SustainabilityGenevaSwitzerland
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
14 Apr 2010In-cosmetics Seminar: Going Beyond natural and organic - How biodiversity is shaping the cosmetics industryParisFrance
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
15-17 May 2010Seminar on Environmental governance towards Green Economy - Freiburg MSc students visitGenevaSwitzerland
23 Mar 2010Side event at the COP15 of CITES: Roundtable on businesses, markets and biodiversity - Connecting consumers to the sourceDohaQatar
09-11 Feb 2010Single-year Expert Meeting on Green and Renewable Technologies as Energy Solutions for Rural DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
18 Feb 2010Strategy Meeting. Promoting the Sustainable Sourcing of Reptile LeathersLondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
26 Jan 2010Sustainable Management: Climate-change Mitigation and Resource/Material Efficiency - What is Myth and what Reality?BerlinGermany
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

 
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
UNCTAD
01 June 2017Organic Farming and its Economic Opportunities in East Africa, Arusha International Conference Center, Tanzania (1-2 June 2017)
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
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