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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

 
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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
27 February 2015Ecuador’s fisheries sector validates a National Action Plan for Green Exports
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
01 Dec 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session - The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World
30 Nov-01 Dec 2009Rwandan Organic Stakeholder WorkshopGicumbiRwanda
15-17 May 2010Seminar on Environmental governance towards Green Economy - Freiburg MSc students visitGenevaSwitzerland
09-11 Feb 2010Single-year Expert Meeting on Green and Renewable Technologies as Energy Solutions for Rural DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
02-04 May 2012Second African Organic Conference: Mainstreaming organic agriculture in the African development agendaLusaka, ZambiaZambia
18-20 Nov 2009Burundi Awareness Raising and Training WorkshopBujumburaBurundi
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
08 Jun 2011Working Group Meeting of the UNCTAD, IFOAM and GlobalG.A.P. Secretariats on Reviewing Options to Reduce Costs of Organic and GlobalGAP CertificationBonnGermany
26 Jan 2010Sustainable Management: Climate-change Mitigation and Resource/Material Efficiency - What is Myth and what Reality?BerlinGermany
15 Feb 2012Value Chain Analysis Workshop for the Natural Ingredients, Rattan and Ecotourism SectorsJakartaIndonesia
23 Mar 2012First Lao Organic Agriculture ForumVientiane CityLao People’s Democratic Republic
20-21 Mar 2012Lao Project Technical Workshop March 2012Luang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
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