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
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
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
09-10 May 20172nd National Stakeholder Workshop Oman: Linking green products to tourism in OmanMussanahOman
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
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
20 Mar 2017Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at the multilateral levelGenevaSwitzerland
08-09 Mar 2017Creative Finance Symposium 2017NairobiKenya
07-08 Mar 2017Atelier d’appui à la mise en œuvre des recommandations de l’Examen National de l'Export Vert (ENEV) du MarocRabatMorocco
17 Feb 2017UNCTAD presents updates of its projects in Laos and Tanzania during Biofach 2017NurnbergGermany
15 Feb 2017National Stakeholder Workshop from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectorsPort VilaVanuatu
19 Jan 2017BioFuture members meetingAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
16 Jan 2017Briefing on the United Nations high-level oceans conference 2017: The trade and development perspectiveGenevaSwitzerland
12 Dec 2016International Report Briefing - Circular Economy in India: Rethinking Growth for Long Term ProsperityGenevaSwitzerland
06-07 Dec 2016First National Stakeholder Workshop: National Green Export Review for LebanonBeirutLebanon
05 Dec 2016Oceans Economy and Ecosystem services: sustainable fisheries and coastal tourism. Side event to the CBD COP 13CancunMexico
05 Dec 2016Online launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2016: Fish TradeOn line
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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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