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2nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
9 Dec 2013
Experts meeting in Geneva will discuss how the sale and trade of goods sustainably harvested from forests, if expanded, may preserve stands of timber as carbon "sinks" and thus mitigate climate change.
Review of Maritime Transport 2013 released
4 Dec 2013
The globe’s longest-lasting and largest cycle of ship building finally began to slow in 2012, UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2013 reveals, but the effects of overcapacity are still being felt. Shipping rates remained low, threatening firms’ profitability, even as the volume shipped last year increased by 4.3 per cent.
Women’s empowerment, modernized farming recommended for Angola
27 Nov 2013
Three UNCTAD meetings on development in Angola called for efforts to upgrade agriculture and to educate and train women to ensure that economic growth leads to broader progress.
Adapting global ports to impacts of climate change - expert collaboration following UNCTAD meeting results in publication of multidisciplinary academic paper
31 Oct 2013
As a concrete follow-up to an UNCTAD expert meeting, a multidisciplinary academic paper entitled “A note on climate change adaptation for seaports: a challenge for global ports, a challenge for global society” has been published.
UNCTAD in joint work on traceability system for snake skins
12 Mar 2013
UNCTAD and the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have held a roundtable meeting, with relevant experts, to prepare a platform for an international traceability system for snake skins.