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Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2017Investment Treaty News is IISD’s flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy. Read More
Project Preparation Facility: Enabling local governments to access to private financeThis discussion paper explains IISD's recommendation for setting up a Project Preparation Facility (PPF) in Canada to enable smaller local governments to prepare bankable infrastructure project proposals. Read More
How Can the SDGs Contribute to Gender Equality?How are the Sustainable Development Goals looking to ensure gender equity. This International Women's Day, Livia Bizikova takes a look. Read More
sNAPshot: Getting Started on Vertical IntegrationThis sNAPshot policy brief from the NAP Global Network introduces the topic of vertical integration, the process of linking national and sub-national adaptation planning through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Read More
Citizen Science: Gathering rivers of information for the knowledge poolKarla Zubrycki describes some of the exciting "citizen science" work happening in the Lake Winnipeg Basin and explains why it can be so important for governments and the scientific community. Read More
Webinar: Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel productionOn Thursday February 16, 2017, IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented a webinar which convened experts who have crunched the numbers on both fiscal and climate benefits of ending fossil fuel subsidies at the level of countries, markets, and the entire world. This is a recording of that webinar. Read More