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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

 
14 August 2015Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
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10 August 2015Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable
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18 May 2015Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and UNCTAD formalize partnership
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29 April 2015Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
03 March 2015UNCTAD supports Ecuador's campaign to promote key exports in international markets
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
27-29 May 2010Workshop on Harmonization and Equivalence on Organic Agriculture in AsiaShanghai
07-08 Oct 2010Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2010)Geneva
01-02 Nov 2010International Conference and Exhibition on Climate Change, Agriculture and Related Trade StandardsKuala Lumpur
01 Dec 2010First National Consultation on Kenyan Organic Agriculture PolicyNairobi
02 Dec 2010East Africa Organic Conference 2010Nairobi
09-10 Dec 2010Working Group on Harmonization and Equivalence for Organic Agriculture in AsiaMumbai
12 May 2011Green Economy and Rio +20: How can LDC’s benefit from a Successful Rio + 20 Summit?Istanbul
26-27 Sep 2011UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM Global Organic Market Access project: Asia Working Group on Framework for Cooperation on Organic Labelling and TradeSeoul
08-10 Nov 2011Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2011)Geneva
29-30 Nov 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Conference - How emerging economies will green the World
01 Dec 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session - The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
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