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Biotrade and Green Economy Week in Nepal

May 29, 2011 00:00
May 29, 2011 00:00
Kathmandu (Bagmati), Nepal
  • 0041-22-9178620


The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with GIZ and UNCTAD, will organize a biotrade and green economy week, as part of the Nepal Capacity Building for Biotrade project (CBBT).

The CBBT project is part of a bigger initiative that is also being implemented in Namibia and Peru with the support of GIZ and in cooperation with UNCTAD. CBBT seeks to analyze and advertise the potential of biodiversity-based businesses in transitioning to a green economy, and achieving economic development, conserving biodiversity and ecosystems, and reducing poverty.

Based on the analysis, it aims to build national capacities to benefit from the opportunities offered by biotrade. The Biotrade and Green Economy Week will bring together participants from the private and public sectors as well as representatives from a variety of development cooperation agencies to discuss the potential for biotrade and green economy in Nepal and options to support the country in realizing this potential.