Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Videoconference: Trade and Environment 2013

The Virtual Institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (vi UNCTAD), and the Trade, Investment and Development Observatory invite to the videoconference from Geneva (Switzerland) By. Dr. Ulrich Hoffmann, led author of the Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate.

  • Date: Monday 26th May 2014
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am (Colombian Time, GMT+5)
  • Location: Bl. 19-513, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombi

Dr. Ulrich Huffmann is the Head of the Trade and Sustainable Development Section at the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. He is a member of the steering group of the FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and the FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD project on facilitating global market access for organic produce. He also worked extensively on national programmes on Good Agricultural Practice and related commercial GAP standards in several developing countries. Mr. Hoffmann is the editor in chief of UNCTAD's annual Trade and Environment Review, which has recently paid prime attention to voluntary sustainability standards. He is currently part of a preparatory committee of FAO, ITC, UNCTAD, UNIDO and UNEP, which prepares the launching of a UN Forum on Sustainability Standards.

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