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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

 
CAF Development Bank of Latin America
18 May 2015Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and UNCTAD formalize partnership
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29 April 2015Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
03 March 2015UNCTAD supports Ecuador's campaign to promote key exports in international markets
03 March 2015Ecuador's ratification of the Nagoya Protocol presented to parliamentarian and other stakeholders
02 March 2015A National Action Plan for Green Exports in the cocoa-chocolate sector validated by Ecuadorian stakeholders
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 Documents

 
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Greening Trade in Vietnam (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/8)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
04-06 Feb 2004UNCTAD-Commonwealth Secretariat Workshop on Traditional Knowledge
01-12 Dec 2003Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP-9) Milan
27-28 Nov 2003Capacity Building Workshop on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development for Caribbean CountriesKingston
20-21 Nov 2003National Workshop on Environmental Goods and Services (EGS)Santo Domingo
19-21 Nov 2003Sub-regional Workshop: Environmental requirements market access/penetration and export competitiveness for leather and footwearBangkok
20-21 Oct 2003Second Meeting of the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
10-12 Sep 2003Southeast Asia Forum on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Market Mechanisms and Sustainable DevelopmentManila
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
30 Jul-01 Aug 2003Brainstorming Workshop on Trade and Environment Issues in Preparation of the WTO Ministerial Conference in CancunBangkok
26-27 Jun 2003National Workshop: Building Capacity for Improved Policy Making and Negotiation in Key Trade and Environment IssuesPanama City
23-24 Jun 2003National Workshop on Environmental Goods and ServicesManagua
23-25 May 2003Workshop on Trade, Environment and DevelopmentLuanda
22 May 2003CBTF Workshop on Post-Doha Issues on Trade and EnvironmentCape Town
16 May 2003Seminar on Environmental Goods and ServicesNew Delhi
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