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
16 Nov 2016UNCTAD helps countries launch cooperation mechanism at COP22 to develop advanced bioenergy and biomaterials marketsMarrakechMorocco
14 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on National Green Economy Reviews, in cooperation with Islamic Development BankMarrakeshMorocco
12 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on Implementing the Paris Agreement: United Nations Agencies' Dialogue on Impacts of Mitigation Measures and Linkages with TradeMarrakeshMorocco
03-04 Nov 2016Premier Atelier de l'Examen national de l'export vert de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
18 Oct 2016National Biodiversity Stategies and Action Plans Forum, UNEP–UNCTAD Webinar
22 Sep 2016Workshop on traceability systems for CITES Appendices II and III listed non-timber forest plant species (ornamental and medicinal plants)JohannesburgSouth Africa
21-22 Sep 2016Explorando la relación entre la implementación del Protocolo de Nagoya, el Acceso y Participación de Beneficios y el BioComercioLimaPeru
22-23 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos colombianos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadBogotáColombia
18-19 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos peruanos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadLimaPeru
28-30 Jun 2016Africa Carbon Forum 2016KigaliRwanda
28-30 Jun 2016African Carbon Forum 2016, supported by UNCTAD, shows African countries aligned in quest for climate-smart developmentKigaliRwanda
27-28 Jun 2016Addressing the intersection between the Nagoya Protocol, access and benefit sharing rules, and BioTradeHanoiViet Nam
23-24 Jun 2016Workshop on the identification of barriers to the trade of biodiversity based and BioTrade products from Viet NamHanoiViet Nam
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
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
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20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
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24 February 2017A Man-made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks
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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
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08 December 2016Oceans economy offers untapped opportunities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and ecosystems
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