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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

 
01 April 2014Green economy meeting to examine trade remedies in renewable energy goods sector
21 February 2014Trade central to sustainable use of biodiversity-based resources, meeting told
30 January 2014Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
09 December 20132nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
18 September 2013Take ''mosaic'' approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers, UNCTAD Report urges
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
21-22 Mar 2013Conference Launching the United Nations Forum on Sustainability StandardsGeneva
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
04 Jul 2013UNCTAD Bioenergy session at the African Carbon Forum 2013AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire
18 Sep 2013Launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2013
31 Jan 2014Launch of annual reports of the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)Geneva
03-04 Apr 2014Green Economy and Trade. Ad hoc Expert Group 2: Trade Remedies in Green Sectors: the Case of RenewablesGenevaSwitzerland
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
10-11 Jun 2014First National Workshop on Ecuador's National Green Export Policy ReviewQuitoEcuador
02 Jul 2014Bioenergy in the context of the SDGs at the African Carbon Forum 2014WindhoekNamibia
14-15 Jul 2014The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
26-27 Aug 2014First National Stakeholder Workshop. Vanuatu National Green Export ReviewPort VilaVanuatu
17 Sep 2014Launch of the Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)GenevaSwitzerland
22 Sep 2014Lunch Event: Organic Agriculture and Development: Experiences from Uganda and Lao PDRGenevaSwitzerland
22 Sep 2014Launch of publication: Road from Rio +20: Towards Sustainable Development GoalsGenevaSwitzerland
12 Oct 2014Third BioTrade Congress: Promoting Sustainable use through Business EngagementPyeongchangRepublic of Korea
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