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Seizing the opportunities of a circular economy in textiles
28 Jun 2021
By Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD
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.
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
Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: How trade policy can help
27 Jul 2020
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.
Trade, environment deal inked with Swedish non-profit
27 May 2019
UNCTAD and the Stockholm Environment Institute team up to map pollution hotspots in Africa and Asia to understand manufacturing's environmental impact in the regions.
China's cities can lead the global transition to a circular economy
27 Sep 2018
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with UNCTAD, releases a new report on the opportunities for urban and industrial innovation in China.
Gastronomy linked to potential growth pathways
30 Mar 2018
The cultural and economic power of national cuisines and speciality dining can be harnessed by developing countries to drive growth, jobs and sustainable development.
Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
18 Nov 2017
The world needs to unhook prosperity from the extraction of resources if countries are to succeed in curbing carbon emissions, and that means keeping materials in the economy for longer.
The Circular Economy in International Trade
5 Dec 2016
Written by Guillermo Valles, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services
Circular economy principles could help India realise $624bn
5 Dec 2016
India could save $624 billion a year by 2050 if it adopts circular economy principles rather than following a conventional but more wasteful development path, according to a new report on India produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in association with UNCTAD.