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
09-11 Sep 2019Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate ChangeGenevaSwitzerland
04 Jun 2019Presentation of upcoming funding opportunities under the SMEP programme at World Circular Economy Forum 2019HelsinkiFinland
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
22 Nov 2018UNCTAD supports development of study mapping agriculture focal points and successful case stories of agri-tourism linkages in TanzaniaGenevaSwitzerland
15 Nov 2018Biological and Genetic Resources – innovations and supply chains in support of the SDGs and Agenda 2030Um Marikha Bay, Sharm El-SheikhEgypt
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
05-08 Nov 2018UNCTAD shares experiences from National Green Export Reviews (NGERs) at 4th African Organic Agriculture Conference (4th AOC)SalySenegal
05-07 Nov 2018Participation at the China Import Expo (Shanghai), China and Exhibition Industry ForumShanghaiChina
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
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 Publications

 
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 News

 
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
Flag of Belize
21 December 2018Belize charts sustainable, trade-led course for its fisheries
COP 24
19 December 2018Tackling trade in trying times
BioTrade
16 November 2018Experts say trade in biodiversity offers win-win scenario
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