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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.
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.
Report finds substantial progress on sustainability initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges
13 Oct 2014
The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fourth and largest Global Dialogue at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 14 October during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum.
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.
Small islands must explore the value of the "oceans economy" and develop sustainable and resilient transport systems
17 Sep 2014
Small island developing States must develop resilient transport systems and look towards opportunities offered by the ocean if they are to boost their economies, a high-level side event organized by the Pacific Island Forum and UNCTAD heard during the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on 3 September.
UNCTAD Secretary-General reiterates long-standing commitment to private sector development in Small Island Developing States
2 Sep 2014
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, in a High-level dialogue on private sector partnership in Apia, Samoa on 31st August 2014, recalled the 40-year history of UNCTAD support to productive capacity-building and trade development in the SIDS.
Oceans economy and sustainable transport systems at the heart of Third SIDS Conference in Samoa
28 Aug 2014
Ways to make oceans 'engines of economic growth' for economically vulnerable small islands will be featured at an UNCTAD-backed side event during a major United Nations conference on the problems of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
4 Aug 2014
The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3), jointly organized by UNCTAD and the ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, and Industry and Commerce of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), took place in Vientiane in July.
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.
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.