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
28-29 Nov 2018First National Stakeholder Workshop: Oceans based sectors selection and assessmentBelize CityBelize
08-09 Nov 2018Taller Nacional : Aprovechando el comercio agrícola para el desarrollo rural sostenible y la seguridad alimentariaGuatemala CityGuatemala
06-07 Nov 2018First National Stakeholder Workshop: Oceans based sectors selection and assessment San JoseCosta Rica
17-19 Oct 2018Circular Economy at the Stanley Foundation’s 59th Strategy for Peace ConferenceWashington, DCUnited States of America
08 Oct 2018Green Export Forum: Promoting sustainable production and export in developing countries and economies in transitionGenevaSwitzerland
02 Oct 2018UNCTAD BioTrade / ITC sessions on sustainable consumption and productionGenevaSwitzerland
01 Oct 2018Creative Economy at the UN General AssemblyNew YorkUnited States of America
13 Sep 2018National Action Plan Implementation Workshop on Ecotourism in LebanonBeirutLebanon
12-13 Sep 2018Taller Nacional: Promoviendo una implementación efectiva del Protocolo de Nagoya y el BioComercio LimaPeru
12 Sep 2018National Stakeholder Workshop on Natural Soaps in LebanonBeirutLebanon
14 Aug 2018Webinar on Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria in Latin AmericaColombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil
16 Jul 2018BioTrade, Access and Benefit-Sharing in support of the SDGs: Entering a new alliance for economic growth, innovation and biodiversityNew YorkUnited States of America
16-17 Jul 20182nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14GenevaSwitzerland
13 Jul 2018Better Trade 4 the SDGsNew YorkUnited States of America
20 Jun 2018Ethical Sourcing Exchange (UEBT/UNCTAD)ParisFrance
20-22 Jun 2018UNCTAD, DOALOS and Commonwealth – Field Mission to Barbados: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BarbadosBridgetownBarbados
07-08 Jun 2018Improving coordination on 'BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing' technical assistance for South-East AsiaLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
05-06 Jun 2018Regional Mekong Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing and BioTradeLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
18 May 2018Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria Technical WorkshopGenevaSwitzerland
17 May 2018First Stakeholders Steering Committee Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
BioTrade
19 October 2018Sustainable production and consumption safeguard biodiversity
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12 October 2018Liza Mamaliga turns Moldovan honey into pots of gold
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27 September 2018Peru's BioTrade sales reach new high but challenges to growth remain
Circular Economy
27 September 2018China's cities can lead the global transition to a circular economy
UNFSS
17 September 2018Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards can drive trade
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