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
01 Dec 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session - The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World
29-30 Nov 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Conference - How emerging economies will green the World
07 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
26 Jan 2010Sustainable Management: Climate-change Mitigation and Resource/Material Efficiency - What is Myth and what Reality?BerlinGermany
18-20 Nov 2009Burundi Awareness Raising and Training WorkshopBujumburaBurundi
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
08-10 Nov 2011Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2011)Geneva
07-08 Oct 2010Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2010)Geneva
30 Nov-01 Dec 2009Rwandan Organic Stakeholder WorkshopGicumbiRwanda
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
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
26-27 Sep 2011UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM Global Organic Market Access project: Asia Working Group on Framework for Cooperation on Organic Labelling and TradeSeoul
27-29 May 2010Workshop on Harmonization and Equivalence on Organic Agriculture in AsiaShanghai
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30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
29 September 2016Voluntary standards can accelerate the world towards the SDGs
28 September 2016Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
WTO Public forum
28 September 2016To make fisheries more sustainable, trade community must end the pointless subsidies
24 August 2016Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded
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