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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

 
04 August 2014Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
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"
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
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
20 Feb 2010Certified Organic plus certified GLOBALGAP: A New PathNuremberg
19 Feb 2010Africa Symposium@Biofach 2010: Markets as motors for sustainabilityNuremberg
18 Feb 2010A Level and Fair Playing Field for Organic TradeNuremberg
08 Feb 2010Launch of the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2009/2010
19-21 Jan 2010Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda: Inspiring Greater Engagement in Biodiversity Issues
10-11 Dec 2009Ad hoc Expert Meeting on Facilitating Access of Small Organic Farmers in Developing Countries to Supermarket Shelves
10 Dec 2008Side event during the UNFCCC COP14Poznan
17-21 Nov 2008International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable developmentSão Paulo
06-07 Oct 2008Eighth and final Meeting of the UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
24 Sep 2008Lunchtime briefing on the CBTF and ITF: international partnerships for sustainable development
03-14 Dec 2007Participation in the thirteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 13)Bali
15-18 Oct 2007CLIMA LATINOGuayaquil, Quito
03 Oct 2007CBTF International Symposium on Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Turning challenges into opportunities
25 Jun 2007Joint UNCTAD/WTO informal information session on private standards
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