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Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
17 Dec 2014
A side event at the UNFCCC-COP20 Lima Climate Change Conference in December heard how commercializing goods derived from native biodiversity ("BioTrade") can be complemented by climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to unleash private sector engagement.
Can the multilateral trading system contribute to inclusive and sustainable development?
10 Dec 2014
Experts concluded two days of discussions on how to enhance the multilateral trading system's contribution towards inclusive and sustainable development as the very nature of trade is rapidly evolving.
Bangladesh seeks to improve services sector with UNCTAD help
10 Dec 2014
Government officials, stakeholders and UNCTAD experts met to assess the findings of the Services Policy Review of Bangladesh in Dhaka on 25-26 November 2014.
Paraguayan officials visit Chile to study services sector as part of UNCTAD project
9 Dec 2014
The trip to Santiago, which took place from 1 to 4 December, was organized by the University of Chile's Institute of International Studies, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
16 Oct 2014
Participants at the III BioTrade Congress recognised the value of partnerships and cooperation by all stakeholders involved in the sustainable use and sourcing of biodiversity-based products and services.
UNCTAD Secretary-General Kituyi hails the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity
8 Oct 2014
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), enters into force, having secured the required number of ratifications by Parties to the CBD, on 12 October 2014.
Paraguay seeks to improve services sector with UNCTAD help
12 Sep 2014
Government officials and UNCTAD experts met in Asunción, Paraguay, on 1-2 September 2014 to assess the findings of a Services Policy Review of the country and to agree on a set of recommendations to be adopted by stakeholders and submitted to the government for action.
Ecuador becomes first country to undergo innovative UNCTAD programme to assess ‘green export’ potential
10 Jun 2014
UNCTAD is helping Ecuador to develop national “green sectors” that will expand exports and employment, while promoting sustainable development, in the first stage of a new programme on green export potential and policies.
Green economy meeting to examine trade remedies in renewable energy goods sector
1 Apr 2014
The use of trade remedies – specifically anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties – on renewable energy goods such as solar panels, wind turbines and biofuels, will be among the topics examined by experts at an UNCTAD meeting in Room XXVI, Palais de Nations, on 3–4 April 2014.
Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
30 Jan 2014
At an event organized by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), two leading international research initiatives on voluntary sustainability standards will launch their reports: The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) First Global Report.