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Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

14 June 2021 Both innovation and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential drivers of economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness. The UNECE region was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, not only because of the health crisis itself but also, even as the threat recedes substantially, for the economic difficulties resulting from necessary restrictions on […]

Malawi stands to benefit from trade opportunities offered by the AfCFTA in the post-COVID-19 era, says ECA’s Karingi

Malawi stands to benefit from trade opportunities offered by the AfCFTA in the post-COVID-19 era, says ECA’s Karingi

Mzuzu, (Malawi), 11 June 2021 (ECA) – Malawi will have access to immense opportunities in the post-COVID-19 environment despite the accompanying challenges the period will pose, says Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Speaking Friday at the end of a series of workshops to […]

ECLAC Reaffirms its Commitment to Working with Central American Countries, Mexico, UN Agencies and the Cooperating Community to Implement the Comprehensive Development Plan

ECLAC Reaffirms its Commitment to Working with Central American Countries, Mexico, UN Agencies and the Cooperating Community to Implement the Comprehensive Development Plan

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, reaffirmed today the commitment of the organization and of the United Nations to work together with the governments of Central America and Mexico, but also with the cooperating community, with Spain, Europe, the United States and Canada, to implement […]

Asia-Pacific Regional Food Systems Dialogue – a call to action

Asia-Pacific Regional Food Systems Dialogue – a call to action

Bold new thinking and decisive action will be needed to reshape and re-engineer food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more responsive, more dynamic and more equitable to meet the nutritional and other needs of the most populous — yet most undernourished — region of the world, a specially convened high-level meeting […]

Tackling methane emissions from fossil sectors is vital to slow near-term climate warming: readily available UNECE tools can support action

Tackling methane emissions from fossil sectors is vital to slow near-term climate warming: readily available UNECE tools can support action

Human-caused methane emissions are rising, and must be reduced by 40 to 45 per cent by 2030 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5° C, warned the Global Methane Assessment released last month by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This would avoid nearly 0.3° C of global warming by 2045 […]

“Let us commit to action”: UN regional leaders call for concrete steps to integrate human rights standards into business practice

“Let us commit to action”: UN regional leaders call for concrete steps to integrate human rights standards into business practice

A leading regional forum has urged a renewed commitment from business and governments to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the global development goals. Regional Heads from eight UN organisations released a joint video statement calling for the “principled collaboration of business and the international community,” to address growing gaps in social justice, public health and environmental […]

ECLAC Asks for Reconsidering the Criteria to Measure and Classify Development, and Suspending the “Graduations” of Middle-Income Countries During the Pandemic

ECLAC Asks for Reconsidering the Criteria to Measure and Classify Development, and Suspending the “Graduations” of Middle-Income Countries During the Pandemic

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean is basically made up of middle-income countries that, in the context of financing for development, have been left out of access to concessional funds, especially Caribbean island states and small, Central American economies. That is why it is urgently necessary to reconsider the criteria for measuring and […]

ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria

ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria

Addis Ababa, 01 June 2021 – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) core message of “just transition” which will be the main theme in the forthcoming Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) Conference slated for Sal Island in Cabo Verde has received a major nod from Nigeria. This took place recently when the Nigerian […]

UNECE launches ‘The Sustainability Pledge’ for measurable and verifiable sustainability in the garment and footwear sector

UNECE launches ‘The Sustainability Pledge’ for measurable and verifiable sustainability in the garment and footwear sector

Asserting and verifying sustainability claims in the garment and footwear sector are set to become easier thanks to a toolkit of policy recommendations, implementation guidelines and standard endorsed by UNECE member States that provide traceability and transparency solutions for tracking any garment or item of footwear from raw components to point of purchase. The UNECE toolkit delivers solutions for generating an immutable record of provenance […]

UNECA and University of Cabo Verde host Africa Climate Talks

UNECA and University of Cabo Verde host Africa Climate Talks

Africa Climate Talks (ACT!) is here again. The second session of the third edition of the highly intensive Africa Climate Talks (ACT!) concluded today, 18 May 2021. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with University of Cabo Verde hosted the elaborate two-day timetable that brought together over 120 participants, representing leading […]

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