Global Geneva Special Reports 2019
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Getting smarter in Geneva about cities
— and meetings — 1 October 2019 (LINK)
UNCTAD promotes its Big New Deal to save the planet and the poor — but who's listening? — 25 September 2019 (LINK)
Other reports (also free)
First UN Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate Change.
UNCTAD wants 'call to arms' to UN Climate Action Summit on trade. — 9 September 2019 (LINK)
includes link to all sessions of the Forum in PDF.
Trade and Climate Change: Bringing SIDS into focus
St Lucia announces 'Clinton-style' fund for small states to fight climate impacts: 770 words
Climate action and trade
Climate change rulebook will check whether countries live up to commitments
Chile wants oceans focus in December climate conference: 480 words
Third Oceans Forum
Oceans economy and climate change action
Malta calls for grassroots involvement in action to mitigate climate
Third Oceans Forum: oceans economy, climate and harmful fish subsidies: 1450 words
Fish trade and food security: 1140 words
Taking stock of final phase of fish subsidies negotiations
'WTO faces reputation collapse if fisheries deal fails': 485 words
Raúl Prebisch lecture: UNCTAD summary of address
Circular Economy, Oceans and Plastics Pollution
In praise of plastics — and notes on how to persuade people + policymakers: 1200 words
The Commodities and Development Report 2019: Commodity Dependence, Climate Change and the Paris Agreement
Fighting climate can require all our energy subsidies: 400 words
The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Do we need the private sector and sustainable trade in the CBD? 400 words
Roundup of first UN Trade Forum
Climate change is more than a human rights issue: 2000 words (updated)
BioTrade Exchange companies
Tables and charts
Fishing subsidies: PEW Charitable Trusts
FAO on fisheries futures
Basel Convention: amendment on plastics
Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Plastic Waste Partnership
The Plastics Problem: Stockholm Environmental Institute
UNCTAD on biotrade
Helvetas biotrade projects in South-East Asia
UN Trade Forum convenes to tackle climate emergency. UNCTAD. — 3 September 2019. (LINK)
Prime Minister Chastanet puts Bahamas Human Crisis on Priority at UN Trade Forum. The Voice — 9 September 2019. (LINK)
"Sacrifices have to be made": Env Min at UN Trade Forum. The Edition, Maldives — 9 September 2019. (LINK)
No exit plan for small islands on climate crisis frontlines. UNCTAD — 10 September 2019. (LINK)
DuPont Biomaterials to share ideas and innovations to combat plastic pollution in the oceans at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. British Plastics and Rubber Magazine — 10 September 2019. (LINK)
A Plan of Action for sustainable fisheries and oceans trade. UN Environment. — 10 September 2019. (LINK)
SDG progress 'in danger' of going backwards without change in direction, new UN report reveals. UN News — 11 September 2019. (LINK)
ACP Secretary-General Reiterates Call for Urgent Ambitious Climate Action. IDN-InDepthNews — 13 September 2019. (LINK)
Saint Lucia PM Backs SIDS Foundation. St Lucia Times — 15 September 2019. (LINK)
Documents supplied to UNCTAD for the UN Trade Forum (LINK)
Do SDGs make sense? How it looks to Geneva's Finance summiteers — A Global Geneva Special Report for subscribers to our free email newsletter (3300 words) — 9 October 2019 (LINK).
The Future is Asian. Parag Khanna. 26 June 2019. (LINK)
The Trade – Inside the Afghan Labyrinth. Jere Van Dyk. Global-Geneva. 28 January 2019. (LINK)
Full listing here.
On a Slippery Slope. Shaggy Dog Tales. Paul Ress. Global-Geneva. 26 December 2018. (LINK)
Crowdfunding the books you want, and disrupting big business. The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent. Gib Bulloch. Global-Geneva. 30 October 2018. (LINK)
Rilke's Valais: 'I have this country in the blood'. Global-Geneva. 5 October 2018. (LINK)
Hemingway's and Fitzgerald's Slippery Slope in Switzerland. Padraig Rooney. Global-Geneva. 25 April 2018. (LINK)
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian & Visionary. Diana Miserez. Global-Geneva. 2 November 2017. (LINK)
'The most famous woman in Europe' 200 years on. Global-Geneva. 25 July 2017. (LINK)
Reaching the other, neglected 1%: Big money for small businesses. ITC. 10 October 2019.
UNECE tackles philosophy’s trolley problem. Autonomous vehicle rules. UNECE. 5 October 2019.
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