Betting on the untapped potential of Angolan honey
The government sees honey as a product that could help diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy and is working with UNCTAD and the European Union to improve production and boost exports.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Report maps manufacturing pollution in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
The study explores the environmental and resulting health impacts of pollutants generated by the manufacturing sector, often touted as a driver of economic growth.
Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions.
Sustainable public procurement can help us build back better after COVID-19
Written by Santiago Fernandez De Cordoba and Ralf Peters, UNCTAD Economists
Mauritius oil spill highlights importance of adopting latest international legal instruments in the field
Written by Regina Asariotis and Anila Premti, UNCTAD
Article No. 58 of UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°87 - Third Quarter 2020
Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help
The pandemic has led to a surge in pollution from disposable products like plastic face masks and hand sanitizer bottles. Effective trade rules can help limit the spread of coronavirus waste.
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.
Coronavirus vaccine won't protect us against climate change
Written by Robert Hamwey, Economist, and Tim Sullivan, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD