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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
14-15 Dec 20064th Meeting of the Regional Standards Technical Working Group (RSTWG)Nairobi
13 Dec 2006Organic Standard ForumNairobi
11 Dec 2006East Africa Policy Workshop on Organic AgricultureNairobi
30 Nov 2006Intergovernmental session on biofuels markets - trade, development and regulatory aspects of the biofuels option
18-20 Oct 2006UNCTAD/UNESCAP meetings on Trade and EnvironmentBangkok
03-04 Jul 2006Workshop on environmental requirements and market access for developing countries: how to turn challenges into opportunities
22 Jun 2006UNCTAD Informal Seminar on the Biofuels Initiative
02-04 May 2006JITAP - Atelier de Renforcement des Capacités sur le Commerce et l´EnvironnementDakar
26-28 Mar 20068th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological DiversityCuritiba
06-10 Mar 2006CBTF - Regional Workshop on Organic Agriculture in East AfricaArusha
08-10 Dec 2005UNCTAD/ INMETRO Sub-regional Stakeholder Meeting on EurepGAP - Opportunities and Challenges for Central and Southern AmericaRio de Janeiro
07 Dec 2005Side-event at UNFCCC COP-11 - BioFuels initiative: moving towards a sustainable energy futureMontreal
05-07 Dec 20055th meeting of the UNCTAD/FAO/IFOAM International Task Force on Harmonisation and Equivalence in Organic AgricultureTunis
29-30 Nov 2005EurepGAP Asia 2005 - Sub-regional stakeholder consultations on the potential and challenges of EUREPGAP in AsiaManila
03-04 Nov 2005National Training Workshop on Enhancing Policy Co-ordination on Trade and Environment IssuesHanoi
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