Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

T07.pngUNCTAD'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.

 

 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
17-20 Jul 2017Second Atelier National: Examen National de l'Export Vert de MadagascarAntsirabe et AntananarivoMadagascar
07-08 Mar 2017Atelier d’appui à la mise en œuvre des recommandations de l’Examen National de l'Export Vert (ENEV) du MarocRabatMorocco
09-10 May 2017Oman's 2nd National Stakeholder Workshop: Linking green products to tourism in OmanMussanahOman
21-22 Mar 2017Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
20 Mar 2017Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at the multilateral levelGenevaSwitzerland
16 Jan 2017Briefing on the United Nations high-level oceans conference 2017: The trade and development perspectiveGenevaSwitzerland
12 Dec 2016International Report Briefing - Circular Economy in India: Rethinking Growth for Long Term ProsperityGenevaSwitzerland
19 Jan 2017BioFuture members meetingAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
01-02 Jun 2017Opportunities for enhancing markets for organic products via tourism sectors discussed at the East African Organic Policy ForumArushaUnited Republic of Tanzania
08 Jun 2017High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050New YorkUnited States of America
08 Jun 2017Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable useNew YorkUnited States of America
07 Jun 2017Enhancing trade opportunities for LDCs and SIDS through the fisheries sector: Addressing challenges imposed by international food standardsNew YorkUnited States of America
06 Jun 2017Fisheries subsidies: The path toward a sustainable global agreementNew YorkUnited States of America
06 Jun 2017Trade in fish-related aspects of SDG 14: What next?New YorkUnited States of America
15 Feb 2017National Stakeholder Workshop from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectorsPort VilaVanuatu
27-30 Jun 2017African Carbon Forum 2017CotonouBenin
25-26 Apr 2017Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coasts. International Leadership Conference towards achieving SDG 14: Current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable developmentHong KongChina, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
05-07 Jul 2017UNCTAD meets with Brazilian circular economy researchers at USP Winter Working Week 2017Ribeirao PretoBrazil
18 Apr 2017National stakeholders in Ethiopia propose actions to improve environmental performance and strengthen export capacity of national sesame and leather producersAddis AbabaEthiopia
17 Feb 2017UNCTAD presents updates of its projects in Laos and Tanzania during Biofach 2017NurnbergGermany
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Islamic Development Bank
15 November 2016Islamic Development Bank to support National Green Export Review project in Senegal
COP 22
12 November 2016COP22: Geneva-based agencies highlight important role of trade in addressing climate change
COP22
10 November 2016Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
UNCTAD
28 October 2016Mediterranean stakeholders highlight the potential for developing sustainable production and export in the olive oil sector
CITES
30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
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