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"New and Additional" Climate Finance: a continuing lack of clarity
11 Dec 2015
While a number of internationally agreed documents such as the Copenhagen Accord (2009) state that “new and additional” climate finance will be needed, it still remains unclear what this actually means and how climate finance additionality should be defined and recorded in statistics on official development assistance (ODA). This  Policy Brief seeks to clarify this concept.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection at the Heart of 20th Consumers International World Congress
21 Nov 2015
Over 700 participants came together in Brasilia for the Consumers International (CI) World Congress set to “unlocking consumer power.” The implementation of the UN Guidelines for consumer protection and UNCTAD’s upcoming meeting on consumer protection were the two major issues for discussion.
Morocco seeks to enhance production and boost exports in key green sectors
6 Nov 2015
UNCTAD and the Ministry charged with Environment, organized a first national stakeholder workshop on Morocco's National Green Export Review on 20 and 21 October, to identify green products and sectors with high development potential in the Kingdom.
Experts meeting in Geneva discuss how to make trade work for the sustainable development goals
16 Oct 2015
Experts meeting in Geneva discussed which “policy interfaces” – or complementary actions – can help trade policy contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Improving Market Access for the Least Developed Countries in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
8 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief focuses on key questions concerning how to achieve target 17.11 of the Global Goals though improving market access conditions faced by the least developed countries.
Policy, not technical challenges, is the real hurdle for smallholder farmers, says Civil Society
5 Oct 2015
Smallholder farmers could help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but governments and international organizations need to engage with them more actively, said a network of smallholder farmers.
2030 trade agenda for sustainable and responsible fisheries proposed by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat
1 Oct 2015
Experts meeting on trade in sustainable fisheries come up with a set of concrete recommendations to halt a looming catastrophe for the millions of people who depend on fish for food and their livelihoods.
Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
14 Aug 2015
Stakeholders agreed to Vanuatu's national action plan for copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products at a National Green Export Review workshop, facilitated by UNCTAD, in Port Vila in August.