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.



30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
29 September 2016Voluntary standards can accelerate the world towards the SDGs
28 September 2016Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
WTO Public forum
28 September 2016To make fisheries more sustainable, trade community must end the pointless subsidies
24 August 2016Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded
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 Meetings and Events

Start DateTitleLocationCountry
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
10-12 Feb 2016UNCTAD joins organic policy debates at BIOFACH 2016NurembergGermany
08-09 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Lima)LimaPeru
05 Feb 2016Políticas Industriales Sostenibles: Espacios de Políticas bajo Acuerdos Multilaterales de ComercioQuitoEcuador
04 Feb 2016Revisión de la Política de Exportación y Plan de Acción de Productos Verdes del Ecuador: Status de la implementaciónQuitoEcuador
18 Jan 2016UNCTAD previews its upcoming 2G biofuels study in Germany – Fuels of the Future ConferenceBerlin MesseGermany
13 Jan 2016Side Event at CITES 66th Standing Committe. Traceability Systems for Ornamental PlantsGenevaSwitzerland
22-23 Dec 2015First National Stakeholder Workshop. Ethiopia National Green Export ReviewAddis AbabaEthiopia
10 Dec 2015United Nations trade cluster partners discuss progress in strengthening linkages between sustainable agriculture and tourism in TanzaniaDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
09 Dec 2015Climate Change and the Role of Markets and Trade: Leveraging Co-benefitsParisFrance
25 Nov 2015Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in biodiversity-based goods and servicesGenevaSwitzerland
24 Nov 2015Peer review on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, and its Impact over Certain Aspects of BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
11-13 Nov 2015Advancing bioenergy in Latin America: UNCTAD collaborates with IRENA on liquid biofuels event in Quito, EcuadorQuitoEcuador
27-29 Oct 2015Beyond Biofuels: UNCTAD previews advanced bioenergy market study on opening panel of EFIB 2015BrusselsBelgium
20-21 Oct 2015Premier Atelier national de l'Examen national de l'export vert du Royaume du MarocRabatMorocco
19-20 Oct 2015UNCTAD discusses Bioenergy Finance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) ConferenceBerlinGermany
05-09 Oct 2015Third African Organic Agriculture ConferenceLagosNigeria
05 Oct 2015Climate Change COP21 and Beyond: Briefing on SDGs, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and the Role of the International Trade CommunityGenevaSwitzerland
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