ITC side event at COP22 sheds light on critical role for aid for trade
Support for women’s associations in Madagascar to enhance raffia production is also helping the conservation of biodiversity in the Makira Natural Park.
Research partnership to explore opportunities and challenges for South-South trade in biodiversity-based products from Latin America.
New ITC publication provides framework for improving biodiversity and rural livelihoods from trade.
The ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a
collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN SSC Boa & Python
Specialist Group) has been launched today with the aim of contributing...
Peruvian entrepreneurs can now better understand the regulatory and technical requirements of three prioritized biodiversity products in the North American market
Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability has been reference on
ITC’s Standards Map...
Greater focus on the environment would be a win-win scenario for the Aid for Trade initiative and beneficiary countries
The International Trade Centre (ITC) will reveal its new services-trade
promotion plan to boost exports of developing countries, resulting in job
creation, increased exporter income and empowerment of women and youth, at the
second annual China International...
Blog gives perspective on trade and environment-related issues, new comment feature encourages sharing of ideas
A Letter to Nature in June reports that 30% of global species threats are due to international trade. Consumers in developed countries is threating to species through their demand for commodities that are produced in developing countries.
ITC’s Trade and Environment team helps explore what green economy means for trade by identifying challenges and opportunities for developing countries.
WHO: The International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the UN and WTO, is hosting side-events within Rio+20 which focus on trade opportunities in the green economy. WHY:There are new and innovative opportunities in trade for sustainable development...
A new set of ITC technical papers on Biotrade and the North American Market provides small and medium sized enterprises with guidance on accessing this exciting market. The first paper provides a detailed overview of the market, whilst the other two papers address two key compliance problems for exporters to the United States market, namely claims about natural products and labelling.
When countries convene at this year’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, both the venue, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and the overall objective of the conference, sustainable development, will be the same as 20 years ago at the...
As the world recovers from the economic downturn that followed the 2008 financial crisis, it has become clear that industrial development models created in the past are increasingly unsustainable, both economically and environmentally. Economic progress...
Export opportunities in global markets can spur growth and create jobs, but these opportunities are only sustainable if consideration is given to the environmental and social dimensions of trade development and the relationship between these and competitiveness....
In 2011, the TEP began a new collaboration with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). ITC will analyze the trade in python skins and look at ways to strengthen the sustainability of the trade.
In May 2011, TEP launched a new project in Peru aimed at improving the competitiveness of Peruvian SMEs and micro enterprises exporting biodiversity based products.The project is being implemented in partnership with PROMPERU and Perubiodiverso (GiZ/SECO)...
In October 2011, ITC provided the Peruvian export promotion agency (PROMPERU) and 6 Peruvian companies with tailored marketing support to attend the Supply Side West trade fair (SSW) in Las Vegas in order to facilitate market linkages with US buyers.
Through its Trade, Climate Change and
Environment Programme (TCCEP), ITC is strengthening the competitiveness of
small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and trade support institutions
(TSIs) in agri-environmental sectors in developing countries....
A small miracle was recorded on Cambodia’s northern plains in 2009. Deep in the forest, not too far from the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the number of giant ibis, a critically endangered species, had jumped. Nick Butler, coordinator...
In post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia, a joint initiative between three United
Nations (UN) agencies (the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP) and UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development)
together with the...