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:
17 May 2016Trade, transport, tourism and oceans
UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Ocean Institute gathered foremost experts, member states and NGOs to take stock and consider innovative ideas and best practices to implement SDG 14, the oceans' goal.
08 March 2016Helping Peru protect and benefit from its biodiversity
UNCTAD held two workshops in Peru last month to look at how the country could use the Nagoya Protocol to ensure it gets a fair share from research and commercial benefits derived from local microorganisms, plants and animals.
24 February 2016Ecuadorian officials trained on green industrial policy measures
Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Trade and UNCTAD held a seminar for government officials to examine policy tools they could use to encourage businesses to adopt production processes that are more respectful of the environment, while at the same time respecting the country's multilateral trade agreements.
31 May 2007,
22 Feb 2007,
06 Jan 2007,
30 Nov 2006,
19 Oct 2006,
18 Oct 2006,
18 Sep 2006,
31 Aug 2006,
14 Feb 2006,
06 Feb 2006,
29 Jan 2006,
15 Feb 2005,
03 Feb 2005,
18 Oct 2004,
30 Sep 2004,
02 May 2004,