Organization node: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
June 2012
International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Sustainability standards have emerged in the marketplace for food, textiles and a wide range of consumer goods and services, and their role continues to grow, particularly in emerging markets.
June 2012
International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
While international transport – aviation and maritime shipping – is an important facilitator and driver of trade, it also contributes significantly to climate change. This paper states that the regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international transport would help mitigate climate change, as well as support a green economy transition.
May 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

A key challenge for humanity over the coming decades will be to meet the energy, land, water and material needs of up to nine billion people, while keeping climate change, biodiversity loss and health threats within acceptable limits.

June 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Seas, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
The report SIDS-focused Green Economy seeks to show how a transition to a green economy can contribute to advancing sustainable development in SIDS.
June 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The cities of the 21st century are the largest sites of human settlement today and are increasingly acting as critical nexus points of social, economic, ecological and technological change.

June 2012
International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Export restrictions are implemented nowadays with the aim of achieving a number of goals, such as food security, industrial development, environmental protection and natural resource conservation.

June 2012
International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The market for environmental services is substantial and growing. This policy brief argues that if well managed, liberalisation of trade in environmental services can provide substantial benefits to the private sector as well as the general public.

June 2012
International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Food exporters are increasingly being asked by retailers to measure and reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products, and new market requirements have emerged, mainly in the form of standards on ‘product carbon footprinting’ (PCFs).

June 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or “Rio+20 Summit”, confirmed that if countries, communities and businesses are seriously committed to moving towards a green economy to achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication, then they should consider establ

Organisation: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Under the first phase of the EC-funded Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP), UNEP launched the report, “Green Economy & Trade: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” presenting six of the most promising sectors for Green Economy and Trade.

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