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
09-13 Sep 2019UN Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate ChangeGenevaSwitzerland
04 Jul 2019Moving beyond SPS and TBT: Challenges of the Green MarketGenevaSwitzerland
02 Jul 2019Webinar – BioTrade and Access and Benefit-Sharing: Issues and Experiences in Implementation
26 Jun 2019Stakeholder Consultations on Draft Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies Report for Costa RicaPuntarenasCosta Rica
17-21 Jun 2019NGER training workshop on honey and timber in Moxico province, AngolaLuena, Moxico provinceAngola
13 Jun 2019Towards an Inter-agency Plan of Action for achieving the trade-related targets of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
06 Jun 2019A viable circular economy needs sustainable manufacturingHelsinkiFinland
04 Jun 2019Presentation of upcoming funding opportunities under the SMEP programme at World Circular Economy Forum 2019HelsinkiFinland
20 May 2019High-level Luncheon on the Creative Economy and the Future of WorkNew YorkUnited States of America
10 May 2019Signing Ceremony of MoU between UNCTAD and Stockholm Environment InstituteStockholmSweden
07 May 2019Second Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC) Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
04 Apr 2019The Digitalization of the Creative Economies: The Case of the Music IndustryGenevaSwitzerland
01 Mar 2019UNCTAD and CITES jointly organise World Wildlife Day event – Life Below Water: For People and PlanetGenevaSwitzerland
26-27 Feb 2019First National Stakeholder Workshop: Ocean-based sectors assessment and selectionBridgetownBarbados
07 Feb 2019UNCTAD participates in round table organized by AfrodysséeGenevaSwitzerland
23 Jan 2019Moldova stakeholders establish an ad-hoc committee to follow-up on NGER action planChisinauRepublic of Moldova
15 Jan 2019DFID-UNCTAD Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme, Early Market EngagementLondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
12-13 Dec 2018Second Atelier de l’Examen National de l’Export Vert du SénégalDakarSenegal
11 Dec 2018COP24 Side Event: The Roles of Fiscal Policy, Financial Markets and Trade in Implementing the Paris AgreementKatowicePoland
28-29 Nov 2018First National Stakeholder Workshop: Oceans based sectors selection and assessmentBelize CityBelize
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
Goal 12
27 May 2019Trade, environment deal inked with Swedish non-profit
UNCTAD
24 May 2019Ground-breaking project helps countries green their trade
BioTrade
22 May 2019UNCTAD and Union for Ethical BioTrade team up to save biodiversity
Flag of Barbados
22 March 2019Barbados bets on high-value seafood for blue future
CITES
21 December 2018Successful trade-in-biodiversity cases shown at CITES meeting
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