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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

 
03 August 2014Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
09 June 2014Ecuador becomes first country to undergo innovative UNCTAD programme to assess ‘green export’ potential
31 March 2014Green economy meeting to examine trade remedies in renewable energy goods sector
20 February 2014Trade central to sustainable use of biodiversity-based resources, meeting told
29 January 2014Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
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
27-28 Oct 2005National Training Workshop on Enhancing Policy Co-ordination on Trade and Environment IssuesPhnom Penh
21 Jun 2005UNCTAD Launches Biofuels InitiativeParis
08-09 Jun 2005National Stakeholder Workshop: Definition, Criteria, Issues and Identification of Environmental GoodsManila
25-27 May 2005Workshop on Environmental Requirements and Market Access for Developing Countries. The case of electrical and electronic equipmentBangkok
11 Jan 2005International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)<br>CBTF side event on: Trade Liberalization, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development -OpporPort Louis
14 Dec 2004UNCTAD/ICTSD side event at the tenth session of the Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 10)Buenos Aires
05-06 Nov 20041st Meeting of the Consultative Task Force (CTF) on Environmental Requirements and Market Access for Developing Countries
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