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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

 
17 December 2014Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
04 November 2014Biofuels remain an important and growing sector for developing countries, new UNCTAD report says
16 October 2014Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
17 September 2014Small islands must explore the value of the "oceans economy" and develop sustainable and resilient transport systems
11 September 2014Sustainable development through organic agriculture in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Uganda promoted at UNCTAD meeting
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 Documents

 
Trade and Environment Review 2006 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2005/12)
Trade and Environment Review 2003 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2003/4)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
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
10-12 Sep 2003Southeast Asia Forum on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Market Mechanisms and Sustainable DevelopmentManila
20-21 Oct 2003Second Meeting of the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
19-21 Nov 2003Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/penetration and export competitiveness for leather and footwearBangkok
20-21 Nov 2003National Workshop on Environmental Goods and Services (EGS)Santo Domingo
27-28 Nov 2003Capacity Building Workshop on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development for Caribbean CountriesKingston
01-12 Dec 2003Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP-9) Milan
04-06 Feb 2004UNCTAD-Commonwealth Secretariat Workshop on Traditional Knowledge
18-20 Feb 2004Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/entry and export competitiveness for electronics.Manila
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
27-29 Apr 2004Regional Workshop: Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) and Market AccessSanto Domingo
29 Sep-01 Oct 2004Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/entry and export competitiveness for horticultural products.Bangkok
04-05 Oct 2004National Training Workshop: Environmental requirements, market access and export competitiveness for horticultural products from BangladeshDhaka
05-06 Nov 20041st Meeting of the Consultative Task Force (CTF) on Environmental Requirements and Market Access for Developing Countries
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