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
18 Oct 2016National Biodiversity Stategies and Action Plans Forum, UNEP–UNCTAD Webinar
03-04 Nov 2016Premier Atelier de l'Examen national de l'export vert de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
03 Dec 2016IV BioTrade CongressCancunMexico
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
02-05 May 2016Second Atelier National de l'Examen de l'Export Vert du MarocFès et RabatMorocco
21-22 Sep 2016Explorando la relación entre la implementación del Protocolo de Nagoya, el Acceso y Participación de Beneficios y el BioComercioLimaPeru
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
22 Sep 2016Workshop on traceability systems for CITES Appendices II and III listed non-timber forest plant species (ornamental and medicinal plants)JohannesburgSouth Africa
10-12 May 2016Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and TourismGenevaSwitzerland
13 Apr 2016UNCTAD participates in Platts biofuels seminarGenevaSwitzerland
14-15 Mar 2016Shanghai-Dubai Dialogue on Creative DesignDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
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
26-27 Nov 2016UNCTAD attends New Economy: Cultural and Creative City, and Innovation-Driven Society ForumChengduChina
22-23 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos colombianos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadBogotáColombia
15-16 Jun 2016Fifth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
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
Flag of Vietnam
08 September 2017Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
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