Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form the new global development framework. The 2030 Agenda recognizes international trade as an important means of implementation and as an engine for promoting inclusive growth. The ARTNeT Expert Group on Trade and SDGs is expected to play a bridging role between research communities that are currently operating (often) separately on themes of international trade and SDGs. The expert group will use the established channels of work of ARTNeT, including the establishment of an advisory board, organization of research capacity building workshops and regular knowledge dissemination and multi-stakeholder consultation.
ARTNeT researchers and partners are welcome to contribute relevant resources to this initiative by contacting the ARTNeT Secretariat. ARTNeT will be continuously circulating information pertaining to this initiative through this website, ARTNeT newsletter and social media.
- Contribute to the open consultation on possible refinements to the SDGs Global Indicator Framework, 19 - 28 September 2016
- Green Economy and Trade Training and Experts’ Workshop, 23-25 May 2017, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017, 29-31 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
- Regional Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Using Evidence-based Trade Policy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, 15 - 17 June 2016, Thimphu, Bhutan
Introductory Course on Trade and SDGs
The ESCAP in collaboration with ARTNeT has released an online course focusing on Trade and SDGs. The access to the course is free to the public and the content is chosen to provide an accessible learning on the transition from MDGs to SDGs, type process and rationale behind opting for a universal goal, and introduces the main linkages between trade and the SDGs. The three modules now form a basic level course and will be followed by more advanced and tailored courses to respond to capacity building needs in this substantive area.
- A Sustainability Toolkit for Trade Negotiators: Trade and investment as vehicles for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda [link]
- Scoping Study on Intra-ASEAN Value Chain Cooperation and Trade in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies [link]
- South-South trade in renewable energy: A trade flow analysis of selected environmental goods [link]
- Sustainability Standards in the Vietnamese Aquaculture Sector [link]
- Trade and Green Economy: A Handbook [link]