With over 80% of world merchandise trade carried by sea, international shipping and ports provide key linkages in the network of supply-chains and are vital to global trade and development. We work to help improve the understanding of issues at the interface of maritime transport and the climate change challenge, with special emphasis on climate change adaptation and the need to enhance the climate-resilience of transport systems.
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UNCTAD set to support countries under new landmark treaty on high seas
The agreement is a milestone towards making all ocean economic activities more sustainable, less harmful and beneficial to all.
Maritime supply chains need urgent investment to boost resilience to future crises
UNCTAD's Review of Maritime Transport 2022 warns that maritime transport and logistics require greater investment in infrastructure and sustainability to weather future storms.
Leading the push for a sustainable ocean economy
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.
Events and meetings
Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB58) side event: Options for Scaling Climate Finance – Exploring Article 2.1c, the NCQG and JETPs
World Conference Center, Bonn (WCCB), Kaminzimmer, Germany
COP27 UN-Oceans Side Event: The power of inter-agency cooperation to scale up ocean-climate action: Case studies, challenges and opportunities
Online and Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Documents and publications
Review of Maritime Transport 2022
UNCTAD/RMT/2022 - 29 Nov 2022
Climate-resilience of seaports: Adequate finance is critical for developing countries but remains a major challenge
UNCTAD Policy Brief No. 103
UNCTAD/PRESS/PB/2022/11 - 12 Jul 2022
Report of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation on its eighth session
Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 27 and 28 October 2020
TD/B/C.I/MEM.7/24 - 02 Dec 2020