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Leading the push for a sustainable ocean economy
22 Jun 2021
Policymakers and experts call on UNCTAD to play a leading role in research, finance and technical assistance to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources.
Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution
19 Aug 2020
Small island nations face an existential and developmental threat from ship-source pollution endangering their vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.
Mauritius oil spill highlights importance of adopting latest international legal instruments in the field
14 Aug 2020
Written by Regina Asariotis and Anila Premti, UNCTAD, Article No. 58 of UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°87 - Third Quarter 2020
Seizing the opportunity of the climate action momentum
9 Dec 2019
UNCTAD supports efforts to promote sustainability, adapt and build resilience against the climate emergency.
Global maritime trade suffers as US-China trade tensions and uncertainty take toll
30 Oct 2019
The Review of Maritime Transport 2019, released today, shows a dip in maritime trade growth. Trade policy crosscurrents, geopolitics and sanctions, environmental concerns, fuel economics and tensions involving the Strait of Hormuz – a strategic maritime chokepoint – all contributed to decelerated growth in merchandise trade.
Why the transport sector needs to adapt to climate change
10 May 2019
Following an UNCTAD expert meeting on adapting to climate change in the transport sector, held on 16 and 17 April in Geneva, Switzerland, John Dora, member of the International Organization for Standardization's climate change strategy task force, shares his perspectives on the issue.
Urgent need for climate adaptation in transport, say experts
25 Apr 2019
Climate change impacts pose huge risks to transportation, threatening global trade and development. Now is the time to adapt.
The urgency of adapting transport infrastructure to climate change
25 Apr 2019
Written by Jan Brooke, World Association of Waterborne Infrastructure (PIANC), focal point for 'Navigating a Changing Climate'
New antitrust amendments to the U.S. Shipping Act
11 Mar 2019
Written by Anila Premti Article No 31 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°81 - First Quarter 2019]