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Successful trade-in-biodiversity cases shown at CITES meeting
21 Dec 2018
UNCTAD's BioTrade Initiative champions companies whose business model benefits of both the planet's plants and animals and people.
Experts say trade in biodiversity offers win-win scenario
16 Nov 2018
The sustainable and innovative commercialization of native plants and animals can reduce poverty and protect resources, experts agreed in Egypt.
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets
17 Oct 2018
New edition of UNCTAD Commodities at a Glance series focuses on constraints and opportunities for coffee growers in East Africa, with special emphasis on the sustainability of supply.
Boom to challenge lithium-rich developing countries
16 Oct 2018
Annual general meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, hosted by UNCTAD, considers ways to tackle new challenges.
Partners commit to implement BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing programme in Mekong Region
29 Jun 2018
UNCTAD, in partnership with Swiss non-governmental organization Helvetas, held two back-to-back workshops in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, focusing on issues on BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the Mekong Region (Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam).
Hydraulic fracturing? - not so fast, says new review of pros and cons
24 May 2018
Fracking remains controversial, but a dispassionate review of the pluses and minuses of shale gas extraction can shed light on pressing energy needs.
Gum Arabic: growing demand means new opportunities for African producers
25 Apr 2018
A better deal could bring benefits for producers of gum arabic, a natural and versatile ingredient used in food, drinks and chemical products.
Cleaner gas could bridge transition to greener energy, experts say
24 Apr 2018
Though unpopular, fossil fuels will remain necessary for decades, experts say at UNCTAD's Global Commodities Forum. The energy transition must therefore include the less dirty alternative of natural gas.
Skills development in the mining sector: Making more strategic use of local content
20 Apr 2018
Written by Isabelle RamdooSenior Associate and Development Economist with the Intergovernmental Forum in Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development.
Why anticipating the need for skills helps spread benefits of trade and growth — Q&A with Con Gregg of ILO
20 Apr 2018
Taking a sectoral approach to skills development for tradable sectors and for their domestic supply chains is a key means to drive export growth, economic diversification and decent jobs.