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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.
The developing world must get ready to adapt its trade to climate change
3 Mar 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Harnessing the promise of blockchain to change lives
2 Mar 2021
The technology that runs cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could be used in many applications that contribute to sustainable development, from crop insurance to vaccine supply chains.
A few developing countries overperform on frontier technologies, but most lag behind
25 Feb 2021
Although many low and middle-income economies are unprepared for the new technological wave, some are punching above their weight, and a new UNCTAD report spotlights the overperformers.
Emerging technologies can foster an inclusive COVID-19 recovery
25 Feb 2021
UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2021 warns, however, of serious implications for development objectives if poor communities are overwhelmed or left behind by the new technological wave.
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
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
Calibrating technology to tackle sustainable development challenges in Africa
11 Dec 2020
Science, technology, and innovation set to boost post COVID-19 recovery as the continent seeks to tap its energy and agricultural sectors as tools for development and growth with UNCTAD’s help.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
4 Dec 2020
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.