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Liesbeth Casier is a Project Officer in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy program. Liesbeth is a Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) specialist who has done consulting work with the Inter-American Network for Government Procurement, the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Development Research Centre. She has served as an Environment and Trade Consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where she focused on research at the intersection of international economic law, trade policy and the environment and contributed significantly to the IISD-UNEP Trade & Green Economy Handbook. Liesbeth has a strong background in sustainable development from a legal and policy perspective. She is currently pursuing an LLB at the University of London.
- How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development StrategyThis document provides an overview of the 3.5 year Green Public Procurement in Bhutan project, led by IISD and supported by the EU SWITCH-Asia program.
- Response to the United States Trade Representative’s Stated Objectives on NAFTA Negotiations: An environmental perspectiveOn July 17, 2017, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA renegotiation. Taking a sustainable development perspective, this response examines the USTR objectives and how they directly or indirectly relate to sustainable growth through international trade and investment.
- How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public ProcurementPublic procurement is “not a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.”
- IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentAs the Sustainable Development Goals were in the final hours of negotiation in 2015, and in the early days of implementation in 2016, IISD experts reflected on the implications for countries, the UN system, and our own programs of work. These articles, first published as a series of blog postings, are the outward expression of that thought process.
- Handbook for INGP Public Procurers / Manual para Agentes de Compras Públicas de las RICGThis handbook will guide government procurers on the design of procurement policies and preferential purchasing programs that will crowd-in SMEs, minority suppliers and women-owned enterprises.
- Why Infrastructure is Key to the Success of the SDGsInfrastructure is core to our quality a life—a fact that explains the prevalence of infrastructure, both implicitly and explicitly, in the...
- Fossil-Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change: Options for policy-makers within their Intended Nationally Determined ContributionsThis paper reviews international models of fossil-fuel subsidy reform and greenhouse gas emissions to support parties to the United Nations...
- Shining a Light on Fossil Fuel Subsidies at the WTO: How NGOs can contribute to WTO notification and surveillance Fossil fuel subsidies undermine efforts to mitigate climate change and damage the trading system. However, multilateral discussion is hampered by inconsistent definitions and incomplete data.
- WTO Members, Not the Appellate Body, Need to Clarify Boundaries in Renewable Energy SupportWhat constitutes appropriate state measures for incentivizing renewable energy development and deployment?This key question has been posed, not...