Blue BioTrade: Harnessing trade and investment for sustainable use

08 June 2017
05:00 - 06:30 hrs. UN Head Quarters
New York
, United States of America


Panel (L-R):
 Daniel Kachelriess, CITES; David Vivas Eugui, UNCTAD; Antonella Vassallo, IOI;
 Lucas Assunҫão, UNCTAD; Tundi Agardy, Forest Trends; and Federico Vignati, CAF.

This side event will allow discourse on adapting and contextualizing BioTrade principles for use in the marine realm to allow for an ecosystem-based, adaptive management approach which promotes conservation and improves livelihoods.

4bio_david_OCN_2198-tn-350.jpgThe side event will showcase studies of blue BioTrade in Latin America, and proposals to better adapt BioTrade to the particularities of the marine environment. It will also highlight the synergies between adopting the blue BioTrade principles and the effective implementation of CITES provisions for marine species.

This side event is part of a long standing partnership between UNCTAD, CAF, CITES and International Oceans Institute in developing sustainable and responsible biodiversity-based value chains, products and services.




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UNCTAD: Mr. David Vivas Eugui, 
CAF: Federico Vignati,
CITES: Daniel Kachelriess 
IOI: Ms. Antonella Vassallo,