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Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

By Juan Pablo Davila | UNIDO | 6 FEB  2018| ACCRA, 6 February – An innovative, new wood and furniture testing centre in Ghana was officially commissioned today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Located at the Council …

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns 11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs) are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements, UNCTAD and the Food and Agriculture …

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

PRESS RELEASE |March 16, 2017 Resource efficiency can bring annual economic benefits larger than Italy’s GDP If current trends continue, annual resource use per capita will grow by over 70% by mid-century The 2050 level of resource use could be nearly 30% lower with resource efficiency measures Smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural …

As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer?

                  The Lower Mekong River, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR Photo credit: Jenkins Macedo BY STELLA PAUL   STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say. But a surge in …

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