Green Economy and Trade

Significant opportunities exist for developing and developed countries to achieve long-term and sustainable economic development by diversifying their economies and benefitting from the growing global demand for green goods and services. In this context, sustainable trade can serve as an effective means to advance an inclusive green economy.

To meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders, UNITAR and UNEP are collaborating within the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), to deliver the first interactive e-learning course at the nexus of trade and the green economy.


The practice-oriented course seeks to provide interested participants from government, business and civil society with an introduction to various approaches to promote and harness opportunities related to sustainable trade.



Development of Individual Action Plans


At the end of the course, participants are given the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge to a real-life trade situation in a specific country, region, sector, or company by developing an action plan.


The action plans are peer-reviewed by participants, as well as by the course moderator. While preparing a case study, participants identify a concrete problem context and relevant issues, and define appropriate measures, resources and means of implementation.


Registration and fellowships

38 participants from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean will participate in the course, including 32 fellowship recipients.

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