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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:

 

 

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UNFSS
15 March 2013Forum to discuss voluntary sustainability standards that increasingly affect developing-country exports
Biofuels
15 March 2013UNCTAD and partner agencies arrange meeting on biofuels trends
CITES
12 March 2013UNCTAD in joint work on traceability system for snake skins
14 November 2012Secretary-General visits Jamaica on fiftieth anniversary of country’s independence
Rio+20
21 June 2012Strong trade content in Rio+20 outcome document welcomed by speakers at UNCTAD panel
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