How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
Commodity exports to China could fall by $33.1 billion in 2020, study finds
UNCTAD research shows that total commodity exports to China could fall dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there may be a silver lining for some products.
Charting the way forward for climate-resilient agriculture in Malawi
Value-addition and diversification high on the agenda - with priority given to female smallholder farmers and traders.
From fibre to fabric: Celebrating the value of cotton
Unlocking the hidden value of cotton by-products in African least developed countries
Fabrizio Meliado, Parkhi Vats, Kris Terauds, Matthias Knappe
Countries dependent on commodities should diversify economies to survive climate crisis, says UN report
Promoting cotton by-products in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from an UNCTAD technical assistance project
Kris Terauds, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD