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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

 
29 January 2014Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
08 December 20132nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
17 September 2013Take ''mosaic'' approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers, UNCTAD Report urges
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27 March 2013Forum on sustainability standards selects areas of work
UNFSS
15 March 2013Forum to discuss voluntary sustainability standards that increasingly affect developing-country exports
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
09-11 Feb 2010Single-year Expert Meeting on Green and Renewable Technologies as Energy Solutions for Rural DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
26 Jan 2010Sustainable Management: Climate-change Mitigation and Resource/Material Efficiency - What is Myth and what Reality?BerlinGermany
30 Nov-01 Dec 2009Rwandan Organic Stakeholder WorkshopGicumbiRwanda
18-20 Nov 2009Burundi Awareness Raising and Training WorkshopBujumburaBurundi
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
01 Dec 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session - The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World
29-30 Nov 2011EnergyPact-UNCTAD Conference - How emerging economies will green the World
08-10 Nov 2011Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications (2011)Geneva
26-27 Sep 2011UNCTAD-FAO-IFOAM Global Organic Market Access project: Asia Working Group on Framework for Cooperation on Organic Labelling and TradeSeoul
12 May 2011Green Economy and Rio +20: How can LDC’s benefit from a Successful Rio + 20 Summit?Istanbul
09-10 Dec 2010Working Group on Harmonization and Equivalence for Organic Agriculture in AsiaMumbai
02 Dec 2010East Africa Organic Conference 2010Nairobi
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