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Africa’s free trade area can deliver considerable inclusive economic growth for the continent
8 Dec 2021
But the world’s largest free trade area needs measures to boost productivity and expand opportunities.
How to build concerted multilateral action on plastic pollution
22 Nov 2021
By David Vivas-Eugui, Legal Officer, and Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD
Youth climate leaders at COP26 turn ideas into action
15 Nov 2021
Young climate activists joined world leaders, negotiators and senior figures to demand immediate action to limit planetary warming to 1.5 Celsius and secure their future.
New report maps trade-manufacturing-pollution nexus in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
10 Nov 2021
The study assesses the export-associated pollution generated by the manufacturing sector, a key driver of economic growth.
Scaling up climate adaptation finance must be on the table at UN COP26
28 Oct 2021
Estimates indicate that annual climate adaptation costs in developing countries could reach $300 billion in 2030 and, if mitigation targets are breached, as much as $500 billion by 2050.
Green industrial policies key for developing countries to adapt to climate change
28 Oct 2021
Developing countries are already suffering relative economic losses three times greater than high-income countries due to climate-related disasters.
Youth leading the charge against climate change
28 Oct 2021
A team of young Italian activists led by Daniele Guadagnolo have positioned themselves as advocates of sustainability, determined to meet the climate crisis at humanity’s doorstep.
Ocean economy offers a $2.5 trillion export opportunity: UNCTAD report
26 Oct 2021
Facilitating market access, finance and technology transfer of ocean-based goods and services will help countries recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steps to establish a global alliance of special economic zones taken at UNCTAD investment forum
21 Oct 2021
As centers of economic activity, special economic zones are a crucial development tool for nations. A new global alliance could help amplify SEZ voices alongside a push to modernize the zones.
Global investment flows rebound in first half of 2021, recovery highly uneven
19 Oct 2021
The outlook for infrastructure investment is strong due to COVID-19 stimulus packages, but investment in industry remains weak. And while high-income countries more than doubled quarterly FDI inflows, low-income economies suffered a further 9% decline.