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
15-16 Oct 202015th Annual Session of the Global Forum on Human Settlements: Sustainable Cities and Human SettlementsOnline webinar
07 Oct 2020Project launching: Seizing the trade and business potential of Blue BioTrade in selected Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) CountriesOn-line (Webex)
23 Sep 2020Biodiversity and Trade Webinar I – Sustainable guidelines for biodiversityOn-line (Webex)
29 Jul 2020Webinar: Cooperation for Apiculture Development in Angola / Seminário On-Line: Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento da Apicultura em AngolaVirtual Event (Webex)Angola
12 Jun 2020Webinar on Biodiversity and Trade Statistics (Mekong region, India and Europe)Online, Webex
10 Jun 2020Seminario web sobre: Estadísticas de Comercio y BiodiversidadOnline, Webex
04 Jun 2020Online conference - World Oceans Day. The Blue Economy and COVID-19 Pandemic: New challenges, recovery measures and resilience [On-line]Online
05 May 2020Third Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC) Meeting for BioTrade [On-line]On-line, Webex Meetings
06 Apr 2020Briefing on the 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference: The trade, technology and development perspective [POSTPONED, new dates TBC]GenevaSwitzerland
06 Mar 2020UNCTAD joins event at Harvard bridging theory and practice on circular economyCambridge, MassachusettsUnited States of America
03-04 Mar 2020Second National Stakeholder Workshop: Discussion and validation of an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Barbados. Toward a sustainable tuna value chainBridgetownBarbados
04-05 Dec 2019Second Regional Coordination Workshop on BioTrade and Access and Benefit-Sharing in the Mekong RegionHanoiViet Nam
04-05 Dec 2019Second National Stakeholder Workshop: Discussion and validation of an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Belize. Marine finfish species and seafood manufacturingBelize CityBelize
28 Nov 2019Inter-Agency Joint Plan of Action (IAPoA) for achieving the trade related targets of SDG 14. UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP Side-Event to the FAO Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT)VigoSpain
25-29 Nov 2019NGER training workshop on coffee and tropical fruits in Uíge province, Angola / Workshop de formação da RNEV de Angola na província do UígeUíge, Uíge ProvinceAngola
21-22 Nov 2019National Workshop: harnessing agricultural trade for sustainable development and food securityLilongweMalawi
30-31 Oct 2019Second National Stakeholder Workshop: Discussion and validation of an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Costa RicaPuntarenasCosta Rica
09 Sep 2019Online Briefing on WTO negotiations and implications for the design of Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies (OETS)GenevaSwitzerland
09-13 Sep 2019UN Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate ChangeGenevaSwitzerland
04 Jul 2019WTO A4T Side Event: Moving beyond SPS and TBT - Challenges of the Green MarketGenevaSwitzerland
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27 July 2020Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help
14 May 2020The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme
06 May 2020Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth
20 April 2020Environmental impacts of coronavirus crisis, challenges ahead
21 January 2020Promoting biodiversity-friendly trade in the Mekong region
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