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
15 Feb 2012Value Chain Analysis Workshop for the Natural Ingredients, Rattan and Ecotourism SectorsJakartaIndonesia
08 Jun 2011Working Group Meeting of the UNCTAD, IFOAM and GlobalG.A.P. Secretariats on Reviewing Options to Reduce Costs of Organic and GlobalGAP CertificationBonnGermany
15-17 May 2010Seminar on Environmental governance towards Green Economy - Freiburg MSc students visitGenevaSwitzerland
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
01 Dec 2010First National Consultation on Kenyan Organic Agriculture PolicyNairobi
01-02 Nov 2010International Conference and Exhibition on Climate Change, Agriculture and Related Trade StandardsKuala Lumpur
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
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
VSS
29 September 2016Voluntary standards can accelerate the world towards the SDGs
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