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
16-17 Jul 20182nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14GenevaSwitzerland
11-13 Apr 2018Africa Carbon Forum 2018 - UNCTAD's contribution to the Regional Technical Expert Meeting: Efficiency in IndustryNairobiKenya
16 Jul 2018BioTrade, Access and Benefit Sharing and SDG 15New YorkUnited States of America
14 Feb 2018Briefing of UNCTAD activities in Laos, Tanzania and Myanmar during Biofach 2018NurembergGermany
07 Dec 2017El Impacto de las Industrias Creativas en la Economía RegionalTrelew, Provincia de ChubutArgentina
12-13 Mar 2018Field Mission: Toward an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
17 May 2018First Stakeholders Steering Committee Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
11 Dec 2017Fish Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG 14 Buenos AiresArgentina
28-30 Mar 2018Global Gastroeconomy SummitIstanbulTurkey
07-08 Jun 2018Improving coordination on 'BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing' technical assistance for South-East AsiaLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
22-23 Feb 2018Les acteurs des filières niébé (lojy), haricot blanc et café dressent la feuille de route pour la mise en œuvre de ses conclusions de l’ENEV de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
18 May 2018Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria Technical WorkshopGenevaSwitzerland
06-07 Mar 2018National Stakeholder Workshop on Ecotourism in LebanonBeirutLebanon
10-11 Apr 2018Presentation on Circular Economy and Trade at PUC-Minas UniversityPoços de CaldasBrazil
05-06 Jun 2018Regional Mekong Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing and BioTradeLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
17 Apr 2018Second National Stakeholder Workshop, Moldova National Green Export ReviewChisinauRepublic of Moldova
10 Dec 2017Trade and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Developing Countries, LDCs, and Countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaBuenos AiresArgentina
20-22 Jun 2018UNCTAD, DOALOS and Commonwealth – Field Mission to Barbados: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BarbadosBridgetownBarbados
08-09 May 2018UNCTAD-DOALOS Field Mission for Belize: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BelizeBelmopanBelize
19-21 Mar 2018UNCTAD-SQU Workshop for Date Palm Farmers, Processors and ExportersMuscatOman
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Flag of Vietnam
08 September 2017Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
UNCTAD
01 June 2017Organic Farming and its Economic Opportunities in East Africa, Arusha International Conference Center, Tanzania (1-2 June 2017)
Goal 14
30 March 2017Our plastic addiction threatens global fish stocks — Q&A with the International Oceans Institute
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
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