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Jamaican start-up shows potential of plastics substitutes
17 Jun 2021
BAMBUSA has already replaced over 5 million plastic straws with a sustainable bamboo version and is now turning the island’s discarded coconut shells into sustainable kitchenware.
Make trade more sustainable and inclusive, leaders say
16 Jun 2021
Speakers at the UN Trade Forum call for a more coherent policy framework to ensure trade plays a bigger role in climate action, while fostering development.
Ensuring a greener recovery through trade
8 Jun 2021
Leading figures convene at the UN Trade Forum 2021 to explore how to ensure a COVID-19 economic recovery that protects the planet and promotes inclusive development.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women in rural Namibia profit from biodiversity-friendly trade
19 May 2021
The sustainable use and trade of indigenous plants has created valuable economic opportunities for 2,500 Namibian women and their communities.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
How maritime transport can boost national economies towards a global recovery from COVID-19
24 Feb 2021
Written by Helio Vicente, Article No. 71 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°89 - First Quarter 2021]
Success of circular economy hinges on better governance of ‘waste trade’
5 Feb 2021
By Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, and Tze Ni Yeoh, Consultant, World Bank