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  • May 9
    Sustainable Infrastructure Projects: The bankability issue

    Sustainable Infrastructure Projects: The bankability issue

    Delivering inclusive and sustainable infrastructure requires addressing a USD 1.5 trillion annual global infrastructure financing gap.

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  • April 24
    Connecting the Dots: How ecosystem services support adaptation to climate change

    Connecting the Dots: How ecosystem services support adaptation to climate change

    What does Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) look like in practice? This blog looks at lessons from recent work in Nepal.

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  • April 10
    UK is in no position to lecture Saudis on oil dependence

    UK is in no position to lecture Saudis on oil dependence

    PM Theresa May has offered to help wean Saudi Arabia off oil, but her government’s subsidies to North Sea producers are a poor model for the Middle East petrostate.

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  • April 13
    A Low-Hanging Fruit for Financing and Implementing SDGs: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    A Low-Hanging Fruit for Financing and Implementing SDGs: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Phase-out and reallocation of fossil fuel subsidies (FFS) is a low-hanging fruit for financing and implementing SDGs.

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  • April 18
    Can Investor-State Dispute Settlement Be Good for the Environment?

    Can Investor-State Dispute Settlement Be Good for the Environment?

    Renewable energy investors have been using investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms to fight cuts to subsidies in Europe, but this short-term gain may hinder states in their broader pursuit of environmental objectives like addressing climate change and pollution.

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  • April 12
    Soil Remediation in China: How a huge pollution problem is putting the green finance movement to the test

    Soil Remediation in China: How a huge pollution problem is putting the green finance movement to the test

    IISD, with Chinese and international partners, is testing the potential of the entire spectrum of green finance approaches to deal with China’s legacy of toxic soils and the urgent need to restore them to health and productivity.

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  • April 5
    Financing Infrastructure – How can multilateral development banks avoid crowding out institutional investors?

    Financing Infrastructure – How can multilateral development banks avoid crowding out institutional investors?

    David Uzsoki takes a look at the role multilateral development backs should play in financing infrastructure.

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  • April 4
    Zebra Mussels in Manitoba: Here are the facts

    Zebra Mussels in Manitoba: Here are the facts

    Do you really understand why zebra mussels are dangerous to our water? Moreover, what can you do about them? IISD Experimental Lakes Area research scientist Scott Higgins breaks it down for you.

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  • March 23
    Sticks and Toxic Carrots: Clearing the air in China and India

    Sticks and Toxic Carrots: Clearing the air in China and India

    Both countries can do more to ensure that policies on air pollution and clean energy are aligned.

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  • March 17
    How Can We Successfully Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals Into Our Current Policies?

    How Can We Successfully Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals Into Our Current Policies?

    How can we make sure that the Sustainable Development Goals are part of our governments' polices?

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