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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

 
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
25 February 2015Organic Agriculture discussed at UNCTAD's side-event during BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany
17 December 2014Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
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 Documents

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
21 Jun 2005UNCTAD Launches Biofuels InitiativeParis
08-09 Jun 2005National Stakeholder Workshop: Definition, Criteria, Issues and Identification of Environmental GoodsManila
25-27 May 2005Workshop on Environmental Requirements and Market Access for Developing Countries. The case of electrical and electronic equipmentBangkok
11 Jan 2005International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)<br>CBTF side event on: Trade Liberalization, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development -OpporPort Louis
14 Dec 2004UNCTAD/ICTSD side event at the tenth session of the Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 10)Buenos Aires
05-06 Nov 20041st Meeting of the Consultative Task Force (CTF) on Environmental Requirements and Market Access for Developing Countries
04-05 Oct 2004National Training Workshop: Environmental requirements, market access and export competitiveness for horticultural products from BangladeshDhaka
29 Sep-01 Oct 2004Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/entry and export competitiveness for horticultural products.Bangkok
27-29 Apr 2004Regional Workshop: Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) and Market AccessSanto Domingo
30-31 Mar 2004National Training Workshop on Environmental Requirements, Market Access/Entry and Export Competitiveness for Leather and Footwear Products from Viet NamHo Chi Minh City
18-20 Feb 2004Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/entry and export competitiveness for electronics.Manila
04-06 Feb 2004UNCTAD-Commonwealth Secretariat Workshop on Traditional Knowledge
01-12 Dec 2003Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP-9) Milan
27-28 Nov 2003Capacity Building Workshop on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development for Caribbean CountriesKingston
20-21 Nov 2003National Workshop on Environmental Goods and Services (EGS)Santo Domingo
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