Recent developments, challenges and opportunities in sustainable economic diversification
Green technologies provide transformative solutions for countries to diversify their economies in a sustainable manner with cleaner and more efficient production.
The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2023: Opening Green Windows – Technological Opportunities for a Low-Carbon World analyses the opportunities presented by the green revolution and examines pathways for developing countries to strategically position themselves to seize green windows of opportunity to build a smarter, more inclusive and more sustainable society.
Responding to the renewed call made by member States at the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, participants will discuss opportunities for developing countries to diversify their economies towards sectors with lower carbon emissions.
Discussions will address the policies, instruments and institutional reforms needed at the national and international levels to promote more sustainable diversification and innovation.
Member States of UNCTAD are requested to nominate experts in the relevant fields by 25 August 2023.
Experts, who will participate in the meeting in their personal capacities, are expected to have proven expertise in the subject areas and may be selected from governmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and academia.
Specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies that wish to participate in the meeting, as well as non-governmental organizations in the general category and those in the special category that wish to participate as observers, are requested to register by the same date.
Online registration is mandatory.
Experts are encouraged to prepare and submit brief papers (maximum 10 pages) related to their studies, findings and/or national experiences.
These papers will be made available at the meeting in the form and language in which they are received. Papers should be submitted by 15 September 2023 to the contact provided below.
TopicInvestment Enterprise development
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