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
29 Sep-01 Oct 2015Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Trade in Sustainable FisheriesGenevaSwitzerland
05 Oct 2015Climate Change COP21 and Beyond: Briefing on SDGs, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and the Role of the International Trade CommunityGenevaSwitzerland
05-09 Oct 2015Third African Organic Agriculture ConferenceLagosNigeria
19-20 Oct 2015UNCTAD discusses Bioenergy Finance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) ConferenceBerlinGermany
20-21 Oct 2015Premier Atelier national de l'Examen national de l'export vert du Royaume du MarocRabatMorocco
27-29 Oct 2015Beyond Biofuels: UNCTAD previews advanced bioenergy market study on opening panel of EFIB 2015BrusselsBelgium
11-13 Nov 2015Advancing bioenergy in Latin America: UNCTAD collaborates with IRENA on liquid biofuels event in Quito, EcuadorQuitoEcuador
24 Nov 2015Peer review on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, and its Impact over Certain Aspects of BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
25 Nov 2015Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in biodiversity-based goods and servicesGenevaSwitzerland
09 Dec 2015Climate Change and the Role of Markets and Trade: Leveraging Co-benefitsParisFrance
10 Dec 2015United Nations trade cluster partners discuss progress in strengthening linkages between sustainable agriculture and tourism in TanzaniaDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
22-23 Dec 2015First National Stakeholder Workshop. Ethiopia National Green Export ReviewAddis AbabaEthiopia
13 Jan 2016Side Event at CITES 66th Standing Committe. Traceability Systems for Ornamental PlantsGenevaSwitzerland
18 Jan 2016UNCTAD previews its upcoming 2G biofuels study in Germany – Fuels of the Future ConferenceBerlin MesseGermany
04 Feb 2016Revisión de la Política de Exportación y Plan de Acción de Productos Verdes del Ecuador: Status de la implementaciónQuitoEcuador
05 Feb 2016Políticas Industriales Sostenibles: Espacios de Políticas bajo Acuerdos Multilaterales de ComercioQuitoEcuador
08-09 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Lima)LimaPeru
10-12 Feb 2016UNCTAD joins organic policy debates at BIOFACH 2016NurembergGermany
11 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Cusco)CuscoPeru
23-24 Feb 2016First National Stakeholder Workshop. Oman National Green Export ReviewMuscatOman
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
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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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05 December 2016Circular economy principles could help India realise $624bn
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