Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
Commodity exports to China could fall by $33.1 billion in 2020, study finds
UNCTAD research shows that total commodity exports to China could fall dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there may be a silver lining for some products.
Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth
Overdependence on oil has fuelled volatile and uneven growth. Coffee could help the country change course if it can revive production and add value to its beans.
Promoting cotton by-products in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from an UNCTAD technical assistance project
Kris Terauds, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
UNCTAD and Union for Ethical BioTrade team up to save biodiversity
Fair trade movement and UNCTAD join forces
Skills development in the mining sector: Making more strategic use of local content
Senior Associate and Development Economist with the Intergovernmental Forum in Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development.