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
14-15 Nov 2017Regional Conference: Creativity, Jobs and Local Economic Development in the Southern MediterraneanAlgiersAlgeria
17-20 Jul 2017Second Atelier National: Examen National de l'Export Vert de MadagascarAntsirabe et AntananarivoMadagascar
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
15 Nov 2017COP23 Side Event: Raising the Ambition of Climate Action through Circular Economy StrategiesBonnGermany
11 Dec 2017Fish Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG 14 Buenos AiresArgentina
07 Sep 2017First National Stakeholder Workshop. Republic of Moldova – National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
27-30 Jun 2017African Carbon Forum 2017CotonouBenin
24-25 Oct 2017Examen national de l'export vert (ENEV) du Sénégal: Atelier de lancementDakarSenegal
10 Nov 2017Workshop on Sustainability Standards and Market Transparency for Coconuts and Cocoa (Espiritu Santo)Espiritu SantoVanuatu
29 Nov 2017Side Event at the 69th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee: Traceability for Sustainable TradeGenevaSwitzerland
03 Oct 2017Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Implementing The Paris Agreement: Response Measures and TradeGenevaSwitzerland
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
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 Jun 2017High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050New YorkUnited States of America
08 Jun 2017Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable useNew YorkUnited States of America
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
06 Jun 2017Trade in fish-related aspects of SDG 14: What next?New YorkUnited States of America
06-07 Nov 2017Workshop on Sustainability Standards and Market Transparency for Coconuts and Cocoa (Port Vila)Port VilaVanuatu
05-07 Jul 2017UNCTAD meets with Brazilian circular economy researchers at USP Winter Working Week 2017Ribeirao PretoBrazil
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
18 November 2017Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
Goal 9
17 November 2017Climate action means big changes for trade
BioTrade
17 October 2017BioTrade businesses become drivers of legal access and benefit sharing in biodiversity-rich countries
Goal 15
09 October 2017Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up
WTO
29 September 2017Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
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