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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

 
14 August 2015Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
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10 August 2015Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable
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18 May 2015Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and UNCTAD formalize partnership
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29 April 2015Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
03 March 2015UNCTAD supports Ecuador's campaign to promote key exports in international markets
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
03-14 Dec 2007Participation in the thirteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 13)Bali
15-18 Oct 2007CLIMA LATINOGuayaquil, Quito
03 Oct 2007CBTF International Symposium on Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Turning challenges into opportunities
25 Jun 2007Joint UNCTAD/WTO informal information session on private standards
19 Jun 2007Ad hoc expert group meeting on Biofuels: Trade and Development Implications of Present and Emerging Technologies
28 May-01 Jun 2007East African Organic Conference - Unleashing the Potential of Organic Agriculture Dar es Salaam
30 Apr-11 May 2007UNCTAD´s participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development New York
06-09 Mar 2007Regional Workshop: on Good Agriculture Practices in Eastern & Southern Africa: Practices and PoliciesNairobi
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
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