About BioTrade

BioTradeBioTrade refers to those activities of collection, production, transformation, and commercialization of goods and services derived from native biodiversity under the criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

BioTrade Initiative

Since its launch by UNCTAD in 1996, the BioTrade Initiative has been promoting sustainable BioTrade in support of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative has developed a unique portfolio of regional and country programmes.

Since 2003 the BioTrade Initiative has also hosted the BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP) which focuses on enhancing sustainable bio-resources management, product development, value adding processing and marketing.

The BTFP complements the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative activities. It is currently in its third phase (BTFP III), with various partners implementing its objectives.​​

 

 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
20 Jan-15 Feb 2014e-Learning course on: Integrating REDD+ Projects into BioTrade Strategies
25 Sep 2012TDB 59th Session - Lunch Event BioTrade:Trade working for biodiversity in practiceSwitzerland
07 Apr 2010UNDP/UNCTAD Informal Brainstorming Session: BioTrade Potential for Growth and Sustainability
12 Mar 2013UNCTAD/CITES Roundtable on Traceability Systems at CITES COP 16BangkokThailand
22-23 Aug 2016Identificación de barreras al comercio de productos colombianos de BioComercio y otros derivados de la biodiversidadBogotáColombia
03 Dec 2016IV BioTrade CongressCancunMexico
11 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Cusco)CuscoPeru
13 Jan 2016Side Event at CITES 66th Standing Committe. Traceability Systems for Ornamental PlantsGenevaSwitzerland
25 Nov 2015Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in biodiversity-based goods and servicesGenevaSwitzerland
24 Nov 2015Peer review on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, and its Impact over Certain Aspects of BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
11-13 Dec 2013Second BioTrade Congress: Integrating REDD+ projects into BioTrade strategiesGenevaSwitzerland
17-18 Oct 2013UNCTAD–CITES Meeting: Traceability systems for managing international trade in South East Asian python skinsGenevaSwitzerland
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
15-16 May 2012Launching of the BioTrade programme in VietnamHanoiViet Nam
15 Feb 2012Value Chain Analysis Workshop for the Natural Ingredients, Rattan and Ecotourism SectorsJakartaIndonesia
22 Sep 2016Workshop on traceability systems for CITES Appendices II and III listed non-timber forest plant species (ornamental and medicinal plants)JohannesburgSouth Africa
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
08-09 Feb 2016Access and Benefit Sharing Rules under the Nagoya Protocol and Intellectual Property Rights (Lima)LimaPeru
10 Dec 2014BioTrade, market innovation and social inclusion in climate diverse scenarios - Side event to the UNFCCC COP 20LimaPeru
25-28 Jun 2012Experiences exchanged between BioTrade Vietnam - BioTrade PeruLimaPeru
05 Feb 2014Sustainability at the Intersection of Trade, Environment and Development. UNCTAD-CITES-OAS side event event to the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development GoalsNew YorkUnited States of America
25 Mar-07 Apr 2013Curso en formación a distancia de Biocomercio y Desarrollo de Cadenas de ValorOnline
12 Apr 2012The beauty industry and biodiversity in emerging marketsParisFrance
12 Oct 20143rd BioTrade Congress: Promoting Sustainable use through Business EngagementPyeongchangRepublic of Korea
19 Jun 2012Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fashion and Cosmetic BioTrade Platform (FCBP)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
18 Jun 2012BioTrade Congress: Biodiversity - The Life of the Green EconomyRio de Janeiro, BrazilBrazil
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

 

 Publications

 
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 News

 
BioTrade
03 December 2016BioTrade is growing exponentially, generating jobs and protecting biodiversity
CITES
30 September 2016Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
BioTrade
28 September 2016Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
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23 August 2016Nutmeg revival helps Aceh, Indonesia, recover after years of conflict
Vietnam BioTrade
13 July 2016Vietnam's BioTrade exporters want more transparent trade measures
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