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Trade is the missing element in climate change response, MC11 hears
20 Dec 2017
Developing countries are the most vulnerable and the least prepared for the changing climate – but economic opportunities exist alongside the threats
Copper-dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by-products
15 Dec 2017
Cotton farmers and government officials agree to promote the production of by-products like sanitary pads and biomass fuels, to create jobs and diversify the copper-dependent economy.
Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
18 Nov 2017
The world needs to unhook prosperity from the extraction of resources if countries are to succeed in curbing carbon emissions, and that means keeping materials in the economy for longer.
Green Finance experts roll out new plan
18 Nov 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, convened by UNCTAD and its partners, has unveiled a new plan to help bourses grow green finance and thereby contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Climate action means big changes for trade
17 Nov 2017
Efforts to curb carbon emissions will have sweeping impacts on trade, but commerce should be seen as part of the solution, not the problem, according to experts at the COP23 climate summit.
Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent
13 Oct 2017
Sustainable management of the commodity sector can fuel global economic growth. Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all developing countries, a new UN report says.
Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up
9 Oct 2017
The need for developing countries to diversify the portfolio of goods and services they produce has become even more pressing as governments move to act on the promises of the Paris climate agreement, UNCTAD Deptuy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told an international meeting in Geneva.
Facing the challenges to multilateralism
14 Sep 2017
The 64th session of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board is underway, and Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has used the occasion to spotlight how the organization and its members are facing up to the challenging global environment.
Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
8 Sep 2017
The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree supports and enhances the development and implementation of the 2008 Vietnamese Biodiversity Law of 2008.
UNCTAD announces the development of a digital tool that will help protect consumers in the digital age
7 Jul 2017
How are countries protecting your rights as a consumer and adapting them to the global marketplace? This is one of the many questions addressed in UNCTAD’s Peer Review on Consumer Protection, the first of its kind.