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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:




08 October 2015Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
01 October 20152030 trade agenda for sustainable and responsible fisheries proposed by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat
Goal 14
29 September 2015Experts discuss new ways to use trade policy to protect the world's fish and oceans
25 September 2015Organic agriculture and tourism can help tackle poverty, new UNCTAD report says
03 September 2015Trade and Climate Change Policy Beyond 2015
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Trade and Environment Review 2003 (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/2003/4)
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Greening Trade in Vietnam (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/8)
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