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Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
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.
Coastal developing countries bank on a sustainable ocean economy post COVID-19
6 Oct 2021
Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica are looking beyond the pandemic and climate shocks by developing and implementing national trade strategies strongly linked to resilience, conservation and the sustainable use of their marine resources.
Special economic zones drive economic diversification in Africa
28 Sep 2021
UNCTAD brings together various stakeholders to discus how special economic zones contribute to economic diversification and sustainable development in Africa.
From recovery to resilience: Hanging together or swinging separately?
15 Sep 2021
In 2021, the global economy will bounce back with growth of 5.3%, the fastest in nearly 50 years. The rebound is, however, highly uneven along regional, sectoral and income lines, according to UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.
UNCTAD issues amber warning on building back better
15 Sep 2021
The world needs more effective multilateral coordination, without which recovery efforts in advanced countries will damage development prospects in the South and amplify existing inequalities, says UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.
How cooperation on trade can help tackle plastic pollution
3 Sep 2021
With about 75% of all the plastic ever produced becoming waste, countries are exploring how to use trade and development policies and negotiations in the fight against plastic pollution.