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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 

 

November 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Trade and Environment Review 2016: Fish Trade examines issues pertinent to the promotion of sustainable use of living marine resources in healthy oceans and seas, bringing together a collection of independent articles by 24 leading experts and practitioners on fish governance systems; fish harvest, production and consumption; unsustainable fishing practices; fish and marine ecosystems management; and fish trade.
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.
November 2014
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The study is far from an exhaustive examination of these issues. In many areas, the analysis is speculative, aimed at raising questions and suggesting areas where domestic and international policy makers may need to consider undertaking further analysis.

September 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Trade and Environment Review 2013 highlights that the required transformation is much more profound than simply tweaking the existing industrial agricultural system.

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