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Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
 

UNCTAD'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.

The main areas of intervention include:

 

 

 News

 
03 March 2015UNCTAD supports Ecuador's campaign to promote key exports in international markets
03 March 2015Ecuador's ratification of the Nagoya Protocol presented to parliamentarian and other stakeholders
02 March 2015A National Action Plan for Green Exports in the cocoa-chocolate sector validated by Ecuadorian stakeholders
27 February 2015Ecuador’s fisheries sector validates a National Action Plan for Green Exports
26 February 2015UNCTAD report discussed at the US National Ethanol Conference
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 Documents

 
Trade and Environment Review 2003 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2003/4)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
30 Jul-01 Aug 2003Brainstorming Workshop on Trade and Environment Issues in Preparation of the WTO Ministerial Conference in CancunBangkok
22 May 2003CBTF Workshop on Post-Doha Issues on Trade and EnvironmentCape Town
02-06 Dec 2002Greehouse Gas Inventories Review Training Course
06-07 May 2003Making Special and Differential Treatment more effective and responsive to development needsChavannes-de-Bogis
19-21 Aug 2003National Training Workshop: Environmental requirements, market access and export competitiveness in the leather and footwear industry in BangladeshDhaka
19-21 Aug 2003National Training Workshop: Environmental requirements, market access and export competitiveness in the leather and footwear industry in BangladeshDhaka
23-24 Jun 2003National Workshop on Environmental Goods and ServicesManagua
26-27 Jun 2003National Workshop: Building Capacity for Improved Policy Making and Negotiation in Key Trade and Environment IssuesPanama City
20-21 Oct 2003Second Meeting of the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
16 May 2003Seminar on Environmental Goods and ServicesNew Delhi
10-12 Sep 2003Southeast Asia Forum on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Market Mechanisms and Sustainable DevelopmentManila
19-21 Nov 2003Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/penetration and export competitiveness for leather and footwearBangkok
13 May 2003Training Workshop on Trade and Environment IssuesNew Delhi
19-21 Mar 2003Workshop on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)ImplementationCampinas
23-25 May 2003Workshop on Trade, Environment and DevelopmentLuanda
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