Trade in clean technologies offers
opportunities in economic development, job creation and innovation
UN Environment, March 27, 2019
Trade in environmentally sound technologies can
foster new industries, jobs, and income growth in developing
countries, a new global study suggests.
EU urged to support local Fair Trade
initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’
Food Navigator, March 21, 2019
The Fair Trade Advocacy Office has called on the
European Commission and European Parliament to help boost the uptake
of Fair Trade at a local level, which FTAO director Sergi Corbalán
says could incite the food and beverage industry to source a larger
amount of sustainably produced and fairly traded goods.
UN’s Asia-Pacific Trade And Investment
Committee Convenes Amid Global Trade Uncertainty
Eurasia Review, March 14, 2019
In a year defined by retaliation and
counter-retaliation, resulting in a trade impasse between the United
States and China, more than half of the two nations’ bilateral trade
has been impacted by succeeding escalating rounds of tariffs. Who is
winning or losing depends on whom you ask, but regarding trade flows,
it’s certainly neither of the leading contenders.
Youth prioritized as sustainable development
UNCTAD, March 12, 2019
Issues impacting the youth – and solutions to tackle
these – are at the forefront of UNCTAD’s innovative work with young
people, and includes a massive Youth Forum, hosted every two years.
Sustainable trade as a means to protect
UN Environment, March 6, 2019
Palm oil provides an important source of revenue in
many low-income countries growing the crop, thus contributing to
economic development. Also, as an incredibly efficient crop, palm oil
supplies 35 per cent of the world’s vegetable oil demand on just 10
per cent of the land. However, as more palm oil is being produced, it
requires more land to grow on. The International Union for the
Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that expansion of oil palm
plantations could affect 54 per cent of threatened mammals and 64 per
cent of threatened birds globally.