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  • July 19
    Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20

    Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20

    This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement. 

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  • July 18
    Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists

    Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists

    Journalists play an important role as watchdogs for many social problems. But with a problem as large and complex as climate change, how can journalists tell stories that spur action and help audiences prepare for its impacts?

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  • July 13
    Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?

    Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?

    Watershed ecosystems are crucial to human well-being, animals and the environment, as they provide environmental benefits such as clean water, aquatic habitat and regulating temperatures,...

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  • July 7
    From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform

    From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform

    IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on June 18 at the C20 Summit, a gathering that facilitated exchanges among civil society from G20 countries on the upcoming G20 Summit agenda and beyond.

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  • July 5
    Creating the Space for SDG Innovation: A Geneva case study

    Creating the Space for SDG Innovation: A Geneva case study

    What role should innovation be playing in sustainable development? We look at an example of its application: the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem under our SDG Knowledge Program.

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  • July 4
    How Can the G20 Effectively Address Migration?

    How Can the G20 Effectively Address Migration?

    We make the case for how the upcoming G20 summit's core focus—how to strengthen economic resilience and further integrate global financial markets—can help address both hunger and migration.

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  • June 29
    How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public Procurement

    How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public Procurement

    Public procurement is “not a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.” 

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  • June 27
    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Canada’s new feminist international assistance policy provides a bold and exciting approach to address international development challenges in contexts where inequality and exclusion of women and girls still prevail. 

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  • June 26
    Big Data: What is it? How Can It Help Advance Sustainable Development?

    Big Data: What is it? How Can It Help Advance Sustainable Development?

    What is big data and how could it help advance sustainable development? We sat down with Geoff Gunn from our Water Program to learn more.

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  • June 20
    Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change:  Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

    Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change: Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

    Can the international trade system be a catalyst for reforming fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs) to help relieve the burden on the public purse, reduce local and global air pollution, improve energy security and tackle climate change? 

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