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
19-20 Oct 2015UNCTAD discusses Bioenergy Finance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) ConferenceBerlinGermany
27-29 Oct 2015Beyond Biofuels: UNCTAD previews advanced bioenergy market study on opening panel of EFIB 2015BrusselsBelgium
15 Sep 2015UNCTAD speaks at the 5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol BrusselsBelgium
25 Nov 2015Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in biodiversity-based goods and servicesGenevaSwitzerland
24 Nov 2015Peer review on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, and its Impact over Certain Aspects of BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
05 Oct 2015Climate Change COP21 and Beyond: Briefing on SDGs, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and the Role of the International Trade CommunityGenevaSwitzerland
29 Sep-01 Oct 2015Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Trade in Sustainable FisheriesGenevaSwitzerland
06-07 Jul 2015Solutions Alliance Thematic Meeting on The Role of the Private Sector in Solutions for DisplacementGenevaSwitzerland
02 Jun 2015UNCTAD moderates panel at the General Assembly of the Roundtable on Sustainable BiomaterialsGenevaSwitzerland
05-09 Oct 2015Third African Organic Agriculture ConferenceLagosNigeria
23 Feb 2015Second National Workshop on Ecuador's Green Export Review: The Case of Sustainable FisheriesMantaEcuador
14 Apr 2015UNCTAD workshop at the African Carbon Forum 2015: Harvesting opportunities for REDD+MarrakechMorocco
13 Feb 2015Organic Agriculture Side-event at BioFachNurembergGermany
06-07 Aug 2015Second National Stakeholder Workshop, Vanuatu National Green Export ReviewPort VilaVanuatu
05 Aug 2015Consultation on Challenges and Opportunities on Oceans Economy, Trade and Sustainable Fisheries for Pacific SIDSPort VilaVanuatu
11-13 Nov 2015Advancing bioenergy in Latin America: UNCTAD collaborates with IRENA on liquid biofuels event in Quito, EcuadorQuitoEcuador
26 Feb 2015Seminar with Parliamentarians, Civil Servants, and Users on the Implications of the Ratification of the Nagoya Protocol for EcuadorQuitoEcuador
25 Feb 2015Third National Workshop on Ecuador's Green Export Review: The Case of Cocoa and ChocolateQuitoEcuador
20-21 Oct 2015Premier Atelier national de l'Examen national de l'export vert du Royaume du MarocRabatMorocco
10-12 Jun 2015Fourth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 4)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
SDG14
24 February 2017A Man-made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks
SDG 14
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
Goal 14
08 December 2016Oceans economy offers untapped opportunities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and ecosystems
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