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Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea

16 October 2014: Participants at the III BioTrade Congress recognised the value of partnerships and cooperation by all stakeholders involved in the sustainable use and sourcing of biodiversity-based products and services.

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08 October 2014: UNCTAD Secretary-General Kituyi hails the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity


29 April 2014: UNCTAD/CITES/PCP side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES AC: Innovative initiatives for the sustainable management of CITES Appendix II listed species


What is BioTrade?

 

BioTrade refers to those activities of collection, production, transformation, and commercialization of goods and services derived from native biodiversity under the criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

The BioTrade Initiative

Since its launch by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1996, the BioTrade Initiative has been promoting sustainable BioTrade in support of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative has developed a unique portfolio of regional and country programmes. Since 2003 the BioTrade Initiative has also hosted the BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP) which focuses on enhancing sustainable bio-resources management, product development, value adding processing and marketing. The BTFP complements the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative activities. It is currently in its second phase (BTFP II) with various partners implementing its objectives.



Latest Meetings
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12 October 2014 Pyeongchang, Korea III BioTrade Congress@CBD COP 12 More
29 April 2014 Veracruz, Mexico UNCTAD/CITES/PCP side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES AC: Innovative initiatives for the sustainable management of CITES Appendix II listed species More
5 Feb 2014 New York, United States of America Sustainability at the Intersection of Trade, Environment and Development. UNCTAD-CITES Side event to the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals More
06; 12; 14 and 28 Nov 2013 Bogota, Quito, Manaus, Colombia, Ecuador. Brazil National workshops on Integrating REDD+ and BioTrade More
20 Jan - 15 Feb Jan 2014 Global, Online e-Learning Course: Integrating REDD+ Projects into BioTrade Strategies More
11-13 Dec 2013 Geneva, Switzerland 2nd BioTrade Congress More
17-18 October 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Meeting on the Findings of the UNCTAD/CITES Traceability Scoping Study for Trade and Sustainable Sourcing of Python Skins More
24 September 2013 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Day More
12 June 2013 Geneva, Switzerland UNCTAD/CITES Information Session on Initial Findings on Traceability System for Reptiles More
12 March 2013 Bangkok, Thailand UNCTAD/CITES Roundtable on Traceability Systems at CITES COP 16 More