April 2019
Boston University Global Development Policy Center, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report, A New Multilateralism for Shared Prosperity , synthesizes those efforts and advances a set of “Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal” that can form the foundations for a new multilateral trade and investment regime that has shared prosperity and sustainable development as its core goals.
December 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report reviews the economic, regulatory, institutional and trade policy environments characterising the honey, cereal and walnut sectors, underlining their export and value-added potential in the Republic of Moldova, and provides a SWOT analysis and action plans to assist policymakers in realising this potential.
November 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report looks at the emerging concept of “Blue BioTrade”— a new tool to promote sustainability and equity focused on marine-based products and services. It describes how the application of the Blue BioTrade concept can promote sustainable and equitable economic sectors and value chains that rely on marine and coastal resources, and includes a proposal for implementing a Blue BioTrade approach.
May 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The concept of a circular economy and practice therefore merits close attention, as it can open new opportunities for trade and job creation, contribute to climate change mitigation and help reduce the costs of cleaning and scrapping in both developed and developing countries.
December 2017
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report, Port Industry Survey on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation , relates the key findings of the survey, together with some additional information about climate trends and climate-related impacts on seaports.
April 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Economic diversification could reduce many developing countries' vulnerabilities to climate change measures, by broadening their export basket beyond goods and services from the sectors that may be most affected, such as energy, tourism and agriculture. This paper, Climate Policies, Economic Diversification and Trade, explores two broad areas of policy that may hold some promise, including the global value chains and green industrial policy.
February 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report National Green Export Review of Ethiopia: Leather and Sesame Seeds reviews global trends in the leather and sesame sectors, their role to the national economy, and Ethiopia's export policy framework, performance, and competitiveness in these sectors. In addition, the report also presents SWOT analysis that indicates remaining challenges and barriers that constrain performance in these sectors.
March 2015
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
This paper Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development seeks to provide the Financing for Development process with a perspective on the role institutional investors, companies, and foundations can play in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability.
January 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The publication Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Consumer Protection aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sustainable development.
May 2017
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Twenty years ago, the BioTrade Initiative was launched as the UNCTAD response to implementing the 1992 Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, the blueprint for sustainable development action into the twenty-first century. 

 

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