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Trade and environment review 2021


Published 09 March 2021 | 1 minute read

This edition of UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Review examines the physical impacts of climate change and their effects on developing country economies and trade.

The report examines the physical impacts of climate change and their effects on developing country economies and trade; the vulnerabilities of developing countries to climate change; costs and finance for climate change adaptation; and finally, ways that developing countries can enhance their trade-climate readiness, i.e., enhance the resilience of their trade to climate change through adaptation actions and economic diversification.

Trade and environment review 2021

The report gives special attention to examining the challenges faced by the poorest and most vulnerable developing countries, specifically the least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Climate change, and response policies designed to mitigate it, will have different and complex effects on world markets and trade affecting productivity, transportation costs, competitiveness, sectoral comparative advantages, and trade policies. Each developing country will have a unique trade-climate resilience pathway.

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UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Their headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and they have offices in New York and Addis Ababa.

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