E-LEARNING COURSE - GREEN ECONOMY AND TRADE
Trade in environmental goods and services (EGS) offers significant opportunities, in particular for developing countries, to drive economic development while protecting natural capital and creating better livelihoods for citizens. In order to seize these opportunities, UN-Environment and UNITAR are collaborating within the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), to deliver this interactive e-learning course at the nexus of trade and the green economy. The e-course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of sustainable trade in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Moreover, participants will acquire basic skills for translating sustainable trade principles into a real-world economic, policy and professional context.
After completing the course, participants will be able to: • Interpret current developments and trends related to Green Economy and Trade • Discuss basic principles related to the international governance of trade and the way the international trade framework can foster sustainability • Discuss opportunities, challenges, and enabling conditions for developing countries to benefit from growing trade in EGS • Identify possibilities for greening trade in specific sectors, foremost renewable energy and agriculture • Apply the green economy approach to a real life trade-related case study.
To register, click here or go to the UNITAR course catalogue: www.unitar.org/event
The participation fee is 600 USD
*Fellowship application deadline: 20 February 2017*