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Video and multimedia

Two decades of globalization and the ensuing growth in economic activity, population and consumption have placed increasing pressure on the environment, leaving countries scrambling for answers to ensure that economic development takes place in a sustainable manner.

In this multimedia presentation, filmed during the 2013 study tour for Virtual Institute Russian university members, Robert Hamwey, of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, sheds light on the green economy: what it is, how it can help, and why it's so difficult for countries to agree on its implementation.

Watch the presentation