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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.
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery
5 Aug 2020
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadrennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as the world seeks solutions for a global new normal.
The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme
14 May 2020
Written by Lisa Emberson, Stockholm Environment Institute Affiliated Researcher
Environmental impacts of coronavirus crisis, challenges ahead
20 Apr 2020
Written by Robert Hamwey, UNCTAD Economic Affairs Officer
New global roadmap of action to guide the future of mobility
23 Oct 2019
Sustainable mobility could connect 1 billion people, increase GDP by 2.6 trillion and cut 1.8 gigatons of CO2.
5 ways you can use your buying power to protect our biodiversity
3 Oct 2019
Biodiversity is our world. It's all around us. It's the air we breathe and the food we eat. A rich biodiversity helps the fight against the climate crisis.
Trade in electronic components drives growth in technology goods
11 Mar 2019
A burgeoning demand the Internet of Things is propelling exponential growth in the trade of electronic components - to the benefit of developing countries, new figures show.
BioTrade holds first webinar for Latin American partners
22 Aug 2018
Professionals promoting biodiversity-friendly goods and services in the region discuss the challenges they've faced promoting BioTrade during the past two decades.
Trade in information and communications technology goods fell in 2015 as industry juggles shifts in demand
22 Feb 2017
For the first time since 2009, the value of global imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods declined in 2015 by 3.6 percent in current prices to just over $2 trillion.
Growth in global imports of information and communications technology slows to five-year low
29 Jan 2016
Global imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods grew by only 1% in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available, the lowest rate of growth compared to the preceding five years, newly released UNCTAD data show. Developing countries, and those countries changing from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, accounted for more than half (57%) of total global imports, which reached a value of $2.1 trillion.