The Environment and Trade Hub contributes to trade, law and sustainable development activities at recent events

Geneva, 2 - 6 February 2017 – The Environment and Trade Hub participated in two dialogues on green economy and trade in the first week of February to speak about the relationships between trade, law, and sustainable development at the two... Read more ...

PAGE Ministerial Conferece 2017: How can we transition to a sustainable world economy?

Geneva, 08 February 2017 - Climate change, increasing inequality and a struggling global economy are three of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. Our present economic system needs a refit to be compatible with life on this planet. Sustainable... Read more ...

Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

Paris, 30 January 2017 - Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totaling $6.6 trillion in assets, launched today the Principles for Positive Impact Finance - a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable. "The... Read more ...

New e-learning Course on Green Economy & Trade, 13 March - 21 April 2017

What are the benefits of greening trade? How can trade drive the transition to an inclusive green economy in environmental goods and services?  Geared towards policymakers and other stakeholders globally, the new e-learning course ‘Green Economy... Read more ...

Burkina Faso talks trade & more at its first ever National Academy for Green Economy

Ouagadougou, 14-16 December 2016 - The Government of Burkina Faso hosted its first ever National Academy for Green Economy with support from the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Poverty and Environment Initiative, Switch Africa Green... Read more ...

PAGE Supports Identification of Green Trade Opportunities in South Africa

Pretoria, 22 November 2016 - On 22 November 2016, thirty stakeholders participated in a Development Dialogue Seminar, Green Industrial Development in South Africa, which was hosted by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), a national... Read more ...

Workshop in Bangkok discusses fiscal reforms in the extractive sector for sustainable development

Bangkok, 7-8 December 2016 - Representatives from national governments, international and regional organizations, industry, civil society, and other experts gathered in Bangkok to discuss and share experiences with fiscal frameworks in the extractive sector... Read more ...

Focus turns to environmental goods for Least Developed Countries at WTO

Geneva, 29 November 2016 - UN Environment's Environment and Trade Hub held a discussion with member states of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group, an official negotiating coalition of the World Trade Organization, on the “The... Read more ...

Stakeholders meet to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technology in ASEAN region

Bangkok, 29 November 2016 - The second regional stakeholders’ consultation meeting on regional policy recommendations for energy efficiency and renewable energy in ASEAN kicked off Tuesday in Bangkok. The workshop, organized by UN Environment's... Read more ...

Trade experts gather to discuss the future of sustainable trade in Geneva

Geneva, 14-15 November 2016 - The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its second Committee on Trade and the Environment meeting of 2016 this week in Geneva, focused on promoting sustainable development through trade. UN Environment participated as an... Read more ...

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