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Turbulent prices on the high seas: Are calmer waters on the horizon?
26 Jul 2021
By Mark Assaf, Economist, UNCTAD
EU should consider trade impacts of new climate change mechanism
14 Jul 2021
The mechanism could help avoid “carbon leakage”, but its impact on climate change would be limited – only a 0.1% drop in global CO2 emissions – with higher trade costs for developing countries.
Vulnerable countries need help to adjust to carbon cuts in maritime transport
5 Jul 2021
Technical and financial assistance to poorer nations will help alleviate the costs of a planned transition to low-carbon shipping.
Building port resilience against pandemics
22 Jun 2021
UNCTAD launches a new course to help ports around the globe keep ships moving and goods flowing while protecting workers during the current and future pandemics.
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.
Shipping during COVID-19: Why container freight rates have surged
23 Apr 2021
UNCTAD examines the complex factors behind the unprecedented shortage of containers hampering trade’s recovery, and how to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Empowering family businesses to fast-track sustainable development
13 Apr 2021
New initiative harnesses the power of family-owned businesses to be a force for good, investing in and promoting a business model that looks after people and the planet for generations to come.
Pooling together knowledge and data for more sustainable maritime transport
30 Mar 2021
Written by Jan Hoffmann, Nancy Vandycke, and Richard Martin Humphreys, Article No. 74 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°90 - Second Quarter 2021]
EU renews support for UNCTAD’s work on productive capacities in Angola
16 Mar 2021
The European Union has approved additional funds for a project supporting the African nation’s quest to diversify exports and reduce its dependency on oil for economic growth.
Collaborative innovation within the maritime sector: the path to grow back better
12 Mar 2021
Written by Mikael Lind, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Ines Knäpper, Margi van Gogh, Tarik Maaouni, Jalal Benhayoun, Dimitri Ashikhmin, Hakim Lahmar and Matias Sigal, Article No. 73 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°89 - First Quarter 2021]