05 April 2023

Academic Workshop on Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development

On 14 March 2023, the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES), the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) co-hosted a workshop to advance understanding of voluntary sustainability standards for sustainable trade with academic experts from TESS, Forum on Trade Environment & the SDGs, KU Leuven and UNCTAD.

The workshop discussed the findings of the UNFSS 5th Flagship Report and expanded research discussions on VSS through a multidisciplinary approach, covering development, economic, political, and legal perspectives. 

Read a summary of the discussion here.