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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

 
10 June 2014Ecuador becomes first country to undergo innovative UNCTAD programme to assess ‘green export’ potential
01 April 2014Green economy meeting to examine trade remedies in renewable energy goods sector
21 February 2014Trade central to sustainable use of biodiversity-based resources, meeting told
30 January 2014Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
09 December 20132nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
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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
29-30 Nov 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Conference - How emerging economies will green the World
08-10 Nov 2011Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2011)Geneva
26-27 Sep 2011UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM Global Organic Market Access project: Asia Working Group on Framework for Cooperation on Organic Labelling and TradeSeoul
12 May 2011Green Economy and Rio +20: How can LDC’s benefit from a Successful Rio + 20 Summit?Istanbul
09-10 Dec 2010Working Group on Harmonization and Equivalence for Organic Agriculture in AsiaMumbai
02 Dec 2010East Africa Organic Conference 2010Nairobi
01 Dec 2010First National Consultation on Kenyan Organic Agriculture PolicyNairobi
01-02 Nov 2010International Conference and Exhibition on Climate Change, Agriculture and Related Trade StandardsKuala Lumpur
07-08 Oct 2010Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2010)Geneva
27-29 May 2010Workshop on Harmonization and Equivalence on Organic Agriculture in AsiaShanghai
07 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
03-05 Mar 2010Second all-Africa Carbon Forum: Conference, Trade Fair and Capacity Development to build on CDM gains on continent organized by IETA, UNEP, UNDP, WB, UNITAR, UNCTAD and UNFCCCNairobi
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
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