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 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
08 Feb 2010Launch of the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2009/2010
19-21 Jan 2010Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda: Inspiring Greater Engagement in Biodiversity Issues
10-11 Dec 2009Ad hoc Expert Meeting on Facilitating Access of Small Organic Farmers in Developing Countries to Supermarket Shelves
06-07 Oct 2008Eighth and final Meeting of the UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
24 Sep 2008Lunchtime briefing on the CBTF and ITF: international partnerships for sustainable development
03-14 Dec 2007Participation in the thirteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 13)Bali
07-08 Oct 2010Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2010)Geneva
12 May 2011Green Economy and Rio +20: How can LDC’s benefit from a Successful Rio + 20 Summit?Istanbul
01-02 Nov 2010International Conference and Exhibition on Climate Change, Agriculture and Related Trade StandardsKuala Lumpur
09-10 Dec 2010Working Group on Harmonization and Equivalence for Organic Agriculture in AsiaMumbai
02 Dec 2010East Africa Organic Conference 2010Nairobi
01 Dec 2010First National Consultation on Kenyan Organic Agriculture PolicyNairobi
03-05 Mar 2010Second all-Africa Carbon Forum: Conference, Trade Fair and Capacity Development to build on CDM gains on continent organized by IETA, UNEP, UNDP, WB, UNITAR, UNCTAD and UNFCCCNairobi
20 Feb 2010Certified Organic plus certified GLOBALGAP: A New PathNuremberg
19 Feb 2010Africa Symposium@Biofach 2010: Markets as motors for sustainabilityNuremberg
18 Feb 2010A Level and Fair Playing Field for Organic TradeNuremberg
10 Dec 2008Side event during the UNFCCC COP14Poznan
17-21 Nov 2008International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable developmentSão Paulo
27-29 May 2010Workshop on Harmonization and Equivalence on Organic Agriculture in AsiaShanghai
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
BioTrade
03 December 2016BioTrade is growing exponentially, generating jobs and protecting biodiversity
Islamic Development Bank
15 November 2016Islamic Development Bank to support National Green Export Review project in Senegal
COP 22
12 November 2016COP22: Geneva-based agencies highlight important role of trade in addressing climate change
COP22
10 November 2016Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
UNCTAD
28 October 2016Mediterranean stakeholders highlight the potential for developing sustainable production and export in the olive oil sector
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