Main Milestones
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Green Economy and Trade Opportunities
UNEP, 2012
by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This study seeks to identify and assess the international trade opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy, and in particular how developing countries can increase exports to respond to international demand for environmentally‐friendly goods and services. The study focuses on six key economic sectors considered to have a high potential to generate trade opportunities while contributing to the transition to a green economy: agriculture, fisheries, forests, manufacturing, renewable energy, and tourism. The study highlights that significant untapped trade opportunities exist and are expected to continue to expand in the future. In particular, export markets for green and sustainable food, products, services, energy and tourism, are expected to grow rapidly due to changing consumer preferences as the world becomes more environmentally aware. It is crucial to identify these trade opportunities, together with the policy reforms that can promote and strengthen developing countries’ capacity to benefit from them.