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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

 
16 October 2014Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
17 September 2014Small islands must explore the value of the "oceans economy" and develop sustainable and resilient transport systems
11 September 2014Sustainable development through organic agriculture in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Uganda promoted at UNCTAD meeting
27 August 2014Oceans economy and sustainable transport systems at the heart of Third SIDS Conference in Samoa
03 August 2014Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
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 Documents

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
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
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
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