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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.
Making freight sustainable is vital to curb emissions
16 Nov 2017
Reining in greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector is vital, but the strong focus on passenger traffic should not mask the need to make freight more sustainable, the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Germany has heard.
Increased innovation key to Rwanda's continued success
27 Oct 2017
UNCTAD presented in Kigali its review of the country's progress in building a knowledge-based economy
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
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 joins the growing number of voluntary commitments on ocean action
6 Jun 2017
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) announced their voluntary commitment at the Oceans Conference in New York to assist member states in the implementation of effective, inclusive policies for Sustainable Trade in fisheries.
UN highlights critical role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs
15 May 2017
The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development concluded its twentieth session on the evening of 12 May with countries reaffirming its role as the United Nations torch-bearer for science, technology and innovation for development.
UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology
9 May 2017
"Scientific and technological progress is an essential means to eradicate poverty and create a better world for all. We should not see it as an existential threat," said Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General of UNCTAD about the opening of the twentieth session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the premier platform of the UN system that tackles science and technology questions and their implications for development.