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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:

 

 

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14 December 2015Helping Ecuador boost exports and create jobs while protecting biodiversity
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25 November 2015New BioTrade project to promote sustainable trade of products derived from biodiversity
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25 November 2015Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
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06 November 2015Morocco seeks to enhance production and boost exports in key green sectors
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14 October 2015With markets for organic produce booming, African farmers and other stakeholders gather to discuss reaping the benefits
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
28-30 Jun 2016Africa Carbon Forum 2016KigaliRwanda
15-16 Jun 20165th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
10-12 May 2016Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and TourismGenevaSwitzerland
02-05 May 2016Second Atelier National de l'Examen de l'Export Vert du MarocFès et RabatMorocco
13 Apr 2016UNCTAD participates in Platts biofuels seminarGenevaSwitzerland
14-15 Mar 2016Shanghai-Dubai Dialogue on Creative DesignDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
23-24 Feb 2016First National Stakeholder Workshop. Oman National Green Export ReviewMuscatOman
11 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Cusco)CuscoPeru
10-12 Feb 2016UNCTAD joins organic policy debates at BIOFACH 2016NurembergGermany
08-09 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Lima)LimaPeru
05 Feb 2016Políticas Industriales Sostenibles: Espacios de Políticas bajo Acuerdos Multilaterales de ComercioQuitoEcuador
04 Feb 2016Revisión de la Política de Exportación y Plan de Acción de Productos Verdes del Ecuador: Status de la implementaciónQuitoEcuador
18 Jan 2016UNCTAD previews its upcoming 2G biofuels study in Germany – Fuels of the Future ConferenceBerlin MesseGermany
13 Jan 2016Side Event at CITES 66th Standing Committe. Traceability Systems for Ornamental PlantsGenevaSwitzerland
22-23 Dec 2015First National Stakeholder Workshop. Ethiopia National Green Export ReviewAddis AbabaEthiopia
10 Dec 2015United Nations trade cluster partners discuss progress in strengthening linkages between sustainable agriculture and tourism in TanzaniaDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
09 Dec 2015Climate Change and the Role of Markets and Trade: Leveraging Co-benefitsParisFrance
25 Nov 2015Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in biodiversity-based goods and servicesGenevaSwitzerland
24 Nov 2015Peer review on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, and its Impact over Certain Aspects of BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
11-13 Nov 2015Advancing bioenergy in Latin America: UNCTAD collaborates with IRENA on liquid biofuels event in Quito, EcuadorQuitoEcuador
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