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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

 
27 February 2015Ecuador’s fisheries sector validates a National Action Plan for Green Exports
26 February 2015UNCTAD report discussed at the US National Ethanol Conference
25 February 2015Organic Agriculture discussed at UNCTAD's side-event during BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany
17 December 2014Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
04 November 2014Biofuels remain an important and growing sector for developing countries, new UNCTAD report says
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
08 Feb 2010Launch of the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2009/2010
18 Feb 2010A Level and Fair Playing Field for Organic TradeNuremberg
19 Feb 2010Africa Symposium@Biofach 2010: Markets as motors for sustainabilityNuremberg
20 Feb 2010Certified Organic plus certified GLOBALGAP: A New PathNuremberg
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
07 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
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
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