• Green Economy and Trade – Assessing Risks and Opportunities

    When: 15 June 2012 09:30 - 11:00

    Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (RioCentro, Room T3)


    Much of the dialogue on the green economy and trade in the context Rio+20 have focused on the risks associated with a transition to a green economy. However, the transition to a green economy also presents numerous trade opportunities for developing countries. It is crucial to identify these trade opportunities, together with the policy reforms that can create and strengthen developing country capacity to benefit from the opportunities.

    In order to inform the Rio+20 dialogue on trade and green economy, this side event will focus on the trade risks opportunities associated with the transformation to a green economy. A recent study completed by UNEP, ITC and ICTSD will be presented, mapping and analysing existing trade related opportunities for developing countries in the transition to a green economy.