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
18 Oct 2016National Biodiversity Stategies and Action Plans Forum, UNEP–UNCTAD Webinar
03-04 Nov 2016Premier Atelier de l'Examen national de l'export vert de MadagascarAntananarivoMadagascar
06-07 Dec 2016First National Stakeholder Workshop: National Green Export Review for LebanonBeirutLebanon
22-23 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos colombianos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadBogotáColombia
05 Dec 2016Oceans Economy and Ecosystem services: sustainable fisheries and coastal tourism. Side event to the CBD COP 13CancunMexico
03 Dec 2016IV BioTrade CongressCancunMexico
12 Dec 2016International Report Briefing - Circular Economy in India: Rethinking Growth for Long Term ProsperityGenevaSwitzerland
10-12 May 2016Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and TourismGenevaSwitzerland
27-28 Jun 2016Addressing the intersection between the Nagoya Protocol, access and benefit sharing rules, and BioTradeHanoiViet Nam
23-24 Jun 2016Workshop on the identification of barriers to the trade of biodiversity based and BioTrade products from Viet NamHanoiViet Nam
22 Sep 2016Workshop on traceability systems for CITES Appendices II and III listed non-timber forest plant species (ornamental and medicinal plants)JohannesburgSouth Africa
28-30 Jun 2016Africa Carbon Forum 2016KigaliRwanda
28-30 Jun 2016African Carbon Forum 2016, supported by UNCTAD, shows African countries aligned in quest for climate-smart developmentKigaliRwanda
21-22 Sep 2016Explorando la relación entre la implementación del Protocolo de Nagoya, el Acceso y Participación de Beneficios y el BioComercioLimaPeru
18-19 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos peruanos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadLimaPeru
16 Nov 2016UNCTAD helps countries launch cooperation mechanism at COP22 to develop advanced bioenergy and biomaterials marketsMarrakechMorocco
14 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on National Green Economy Reviews, in cooperation with Islamic Development BankMarrakeshMorocco
12 Nov 2016COP 22 Side Event on Implementing the Paris Agreement: United Nations Agencies' Dialogue on Impacts of Mitigation Measures and Linkages with TradeMarrakeshMorocco
05 Dec 2016Online launch of the Trade and Environment Review 2016: Fish TradeOn line
15-16 Jun 20165th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
CITES
30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
VSS
29 September 2016Voluntary standards can accelerate the world towards the SDGs
BioTrade
28 September 2016Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
WTO Public forum
28 September 2016To make fisheries more sustainable, trade community must end the pointless subsidies
Tea
24 August 2016Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded
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