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
19 Jun 2012Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fashion and Cosmetic BioTrade Platform (FCBP)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
11-13 Dec 2013BioTrade Congress II: Integrating REDD+ projects into BioTrade strategiesGenevaSwitzerland
21-22 Mar 2013Conference Launching the United Nations Forum on Sustainability StandardsGenevaSwitzerland
20 Jan-15 Feb 2014e-Learning course on: Integrating REDD+ Projects into BioTrade Strategies
25-28 Jun 2012Experiences exchanged between BioTrade Vietnam - BioTrade PeruLimaPeru
10-11 Jun 2014First National Workshop on Ecuador's National Green Export Policy ReviewQuitoEcuador
12-13 Jun 2013Green Economy and Trade. Ad hoc Expert Group 1: Domestic Requirements and Support Measures in Green Sectors: Economic and Environmental Effectiveness and Implications for TradeGenevaSwitzerland
03-04 Apr 2014Green Economy and Trade. Ad hoc Expert Group 2: Trade Remedies in Green Sectors: the Case of RenewablesGenevaSwitzerland
31 Jan 2014Launch of annual reports of the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)GenevaSwitzerland
18 Sep 2013Launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2013
10-11 Dec 2012Second Lao Organic Agriculture ForumLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
05 Feb 2014Sustainability at the Intersection of Trade, Environment and Development. UNCTAD-CITES-OAS side event event to the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development GoalsNew YorkUnited States of America
25 Sep 2012TDB 59th Session - Lunch Event BioTrade:Trade working for biodiversity in practiceSwitzerland
19 Mar 2013Trends in Global Biofuels Markets: Sustainability Policy and TradeGenevaSwitzerland
24-25 Oct 2013UN Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) briefing sessions for ASEAN and the Philippines on policy and strategic approaches towards voluntary sustainability standardsSan FernandoPhilippines
04 Jul 2013UNCTAD Bioenergy session at the African Carbon Forum 2013AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire
12 Mar 2013UNCTAD/CITES Roundtable on Traceability Systems at CITES COP 16BangkokThailand
29 Apr 2014UNCTAD/CITES/PCP side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES AC: Innovative initiatives for the sustainable management of CITES Appendix II listed speciesVeracruzMexico
17-18 Oct 2013UNCTAD–CITES Meeting: Traceability systems for managing international trade in South East Asian python skinsGenevaSwitzerland
27-31 May 2013Workshop on South-North-South Dissemination of Bioenergy Technologies and PracticesStockholmSweden
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Flag of Vietnam
08 September 2017Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
UNCTAD
01 June 2017Organic Farming and its Economic Opportunities in East Africa, Arusha International Conference Center, Tanzania (1-2 June 2017)
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
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