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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

 
14 August 2015Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
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10 August 2015Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable
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18 May 2015Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and UNCTAD formalize partnership
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29 April 2015Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
03 March 2015UNCTAD supports Ecuador's campaign to promote key exports in international markets
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 Documents

 
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Trade and Environment Review 2006 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2005/12)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
18 Feb 2010A Level and Fair Playing Field for Organic TradeNuremberg
10-11 Dec 2009Ad hoc Expert Meeting on Facilitating Access of Small Organic Farmers in Developing Countries to Supermarket Shelves
19 Feb 2010Africa Symposium@Biofach 2010: Markets as motors for sustainabilityNuremberg
03 Oct 2007CBTF International Symposium on Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Turning challenges into opportunities
20 Feb 2010Certified Organic plus certified GLOBALGAP: A New PathNuremberg
15-18 Oct 2007CLIMA LATINOGuayaquil, Quito
06-07 Oct 2008Eighth and final Meeting of the UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
17-21 Nov 2008International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable developmentSão Paulo
08 Feb 2010Launch of the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2009/2010
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
19-21 Jan 2010Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda: Inspiring Greater Engagement in Biodiversity Issues
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
10 Dec 2008Side event during the UNFCCC COP14Poznan
07 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
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