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
27-30 Jun 2017African Carbon Forum 2017CotonouBenin
07-08 Mar 2017Atelier d’appui à la mise en œuvre des recommandations de l’Examen National de l'Export Vert (ENEV) du MarocRabatMorocco
08 Jun 2017Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable useNew YorkUnited States of America
20 Mar 2017Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at the multilateral levelGenevaSwitzerland
27 Sep 2017Challenges and Opportunities for Small-Scale Fishers in Fish Trade. FAO-UNCTAD session at the WTO Public Forum 2017–Trade: Behind the HeadlinesGenevaSwitzerland
08-09 Mar 2017Creative Finance Symposium 2017NairobiKenya
07 Jun 2017Enhancing trade opportunities for LDCs and SIDS through the fisheries sector: Addressing challenges imposed by international food standardsNew YorkUnited States of America
06 Jun 2017Fisheries subsidies: The path toward a sustainable global agreementNew YorkUnited States of America
25-26 Apr 2017Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coasts. International Leadership Conference towards achieving SDG 14: Current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable developmentHong KongChina, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
08 Jun 2017High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050New YorkUnited States of America
28 Sep 2017How can agricultural and fisheries trade contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? FAO-UNCTAD session at the WTO Public Forum 2017–Trade: Behind the HeadlinesGenevaSwitzerland
15 Feb 2017National Stakeholder Workshop from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectorsPort VilaVanuatu
18 Apr 2017National stakeholders in Ethiopia propose actions to improve environmental performance and strengthen export capacity of national sesame and leather producersAddis AbabaEthiopia
21-22 Mar 2017Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
09-10 May 2017Oman's 2nd National Stakeholder Workshop: Linking green products to tourism in OmanMussanahOman
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
17-20 Jul 2017Second Atelier National: Examen National de l'Export Vert de MadagascarAntsirabe et AntananarivoMadagascar
06 Jun 2017Trade in fish-related aspects of SDG 14: What next?New YorkUnited States of America
05-07 Jul 2017UNCTAD meets with Brazilian circular economy researchers at USP Winter Working Week 2017Ribeirao PretoBrazil
17 Feb 2017UNCTAD presents updates of its projects in Laos and Tanzania during Biofach 2017NurnbergGermany
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
SDG 14
19 January 2017Trade-related aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 at the centre of the 2017 UN High Level Oceans Conference Briefing in Geneva
Goal 14
08 December 2016Oceans economy offers untapped opportunities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and ecosystems
Ellen-MacArthur Foundation
05 December 2016Circular economy principles could help India realise $624bn
Goal 14
05 December 2016End fishing subsidies to protect millions of jobs in developing countries
BioTrade
03 December 2016BioTrade is growing exponentially, generating jobs and protecting biodiversity
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