The objective of this element is to assess the trade opportunities
for developing countries arising from the increasing demand for
environmentally sound products in developed countries. It is also
important to assess possible adverse impacts of changes in consumption
patterns in the industrialized world on exports from developing
countries, and the impacts of technology transfer.
In 1997, the DSD commissioned the International Institute for
Environment and Development to prepare a report entitled "Unlocking
Trade Opportunities - Case studies of Export Success from Developing
Countries." . The report includes case-studies from various
economic sectors, where producers in developing countries have benefited
from export opportunities arising from changes in tastes and consumption
patterns in industrialized countries.