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altAlfredo Calcagno, of UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, shared the findings of the Trade and Development Report (TDR) 2009 with Vi core member, the University of Chile.

The videoconference (in Spanish) covered the origins of the global financial crisis, the reaction to the downturn of developed, developing and transition economies, and the impact of the crisis on international trade and countries’ indebtedness.

Calcagno pointed to the need for reforms in the financial market and its regulation, naming the regional level as the place to start.

The second part of the report on climate change highlighted that changes in environmental policies can contribute to development through public policies, WTO facilitation and a flexible interpretation of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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