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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 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
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi
17 June 2012UNCTAD S-G offers perspectives for Rio+20
Rio+20
12 June 2012UNCTAD S-G to participate in G-20 Finance Ministers seminar at Rio+20
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
18 Sep 2013Launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2013
25 Sep 2012TDB 59th Session - Lunch Event BioTrade:Trade working for biodiversity in practiceSwitzerland
04 Jul 2013UNCTAD Bioenergy session at the African Carbon Forum 2013AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire
12 Mar 2013UNCTAD/CITES Roundtable on Traceability Systems at CITES COP 16BangkokThailand
03-04 Apr 2014Green Economy and Trade. Ad hoc Expert Group 2: Trade Remedies in Green Sectors: the Case of RenewablesGenevaSwitzerland
31 Jan 2014Launch of annual reports of the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)Geneva
12-13 Jun 2013Green Economy and Trade. Ad hoc Expert Group 1: Domestic Requirements and Support Measures in Green Sectors: Economic and Environmental Effectiveness and Implications for TradeGenevaSwitzerland
21-22 Mar 2013Conference Launching the United Nations Forum on Sustainability StandardsGeneva
19 Mar 2013Trends in Global Biofuels Markets: Sustainability Policy and TradeGenevaSwitzerland
25-28 Jun 2012Experiences exchanged between BioTrade Vietnam - BioTrade PeruLimaPeru
10-11 Dec 2012Second Lao Organic Agriculture ForumLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
10-11 Jun 2014First National Workshop on Ecuador's National Green Export Policy ReviewQuitoEcuador
29 Apr 2014UNCTAD/CITES/PCP side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES AC: Innovative initiatives for the sustainable management of CITES Appendix II listed speciesVeracruzMexico
14-15 Jul 2014The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
02 Jul 2014Bioenergy in the context of the SDGs at the African Carbon Forum 2014WindhoekNamibia
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