Input to Compilation Document
Responses from Synthesis Report
Statements (4)
External Web site

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Focal Point
Mr. Lucas Assuncao, Head
Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch

Side Events at Rio+20

Meetings & Activities


4 Jun 2012 - Biodiversity - The Life of the Green Economy

The First BioTrade Congress is organized on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Conference) during the Days of Dialogue on sustainable development. The Summit seeks to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, and one of the two issues considered is the role of the Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

2 Jun 2012 - ?No One-Size-Fits-All: Exploring New Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Biofuels Experiences in Developing and Least Developed Countries?

Biofuels represent a promising, albeit controversial, alternative to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. They can deliver renewable energy services in sectors such as transport, cooking and small-scale electricity generation. Since different countries have different development needs, the role which biofuels can play is dependent on the specific contexts where they are to be developed.

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