UNEP-UNCTAD CBTF > Programme for LDCs

Report
CBTF
UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity
Building Task Force for
Trade, Environment and
Development
Brief Overview
Permanent Missions
Geneva, 21 February 2003
Launch of Second Phase
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 Side event-attended by 5 government
ministers & around 100 participants
representing government delegations,
multilateral & non-governmental
organizations;
 EC announcing contribution of Euros
1.25m
 WSSD- trade as a means of
implementation for sustainable
development
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Main Themes
 Integrated assessment/planning;
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 Trade and environment policies
and poverty alleviation;
 Trade in environmentally
preferable products;
 Environmentally sound
technologies;
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Main Themes
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 Ehancing
synergies
MEAs & WTO;
between
 Subsidy reform to
market
access
&
environmental damage.
enhance
reduce
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Implementation Strategy
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 Packaging capacity-building
activities to include needs
assessments, identification of
target groups & institutions,
training, strengthening
research, institutional &
policy-making capacities;
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Implementation Strategy
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 Translating the outcome of
research & analysis into policies
& negotiating objectives;
 Developing long-term &
integrated programmes, in
consultation with stakeholders
& capacity building providers.
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Criteria for the Selection of Projects
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 Relevance
to
negotiations
and
discussions pursuant to the WSSD &
Doha Work Programme;
 Active engagement of stakeholders in
the region/country;
 Government long-term commitment to
sustainable development;
 Priority given to LDCs.
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Ongoing Activities
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 Indonesia – Use of Economic
Instruments to Encourage the
Sustainable use of Natural
Resources & Internalise
Environmental Impacts resulting
from Trade Liberalisation &
Export Growth in the Pulp &
paper sector)
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Ongoing Activities
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 Lebanon - Effects of trade
liberalization on agriculture
with special focus on products
where methyl bromide is used
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Ongoing Activities
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 Seven Country projects on the
impacts of trade liberalization in
the agriculture sector & the
environment, with specific focus
on the rice sector (China,
Colombia, Indonesia, Ivory
Coast,Nigeria, Senegal &
Vietnam)
 Reference Manual
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Planned Activities
 Seminars for the Geneva-based
missions and trade and environment
officials from Capitals;
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 Regional Workshops
Central and Eastern Europe
Arab Region
Carribean
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UNEP Planned Activities
 Integrated Assessment/Planning
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 Country Projects
 Regional Workshop on Capacity
Building on Environment, Trade
and Sustainable Development for
Latin America; Mexico City,
March 2003
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UNEP Planned Activities
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 MEA/WTO meeting in Geneva
July 2003;
 High-Level Forum on
Environment,Trade & Sustainable
Development, Seoul, May 2003.
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UNEP Planned Activities
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 Reference handbooks on Policy
reform in the fisheries & energy
sectors;
 Country projects;
 Economic instruments for
implementation of MEAs;
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Contact Points
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UNCTAD
Trade, Environment and
Development Branch
UNEP
Economics and Trade Branch
www.unep-unctad.org/cbtf
Geneva
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