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IISD's diverse team of experts—which include investment lawyers, agriculture economists and fresh-water scientists—have managed projects in over 70 countries.

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Transparency and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

In 2006 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) began revising its arbitration rules, which are the second-most commonly used in investor–state arbitration. IISD obtained status in 2006 to observe this process, and has actively participated in every session of the Working Group since. 

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  • Methanex v. USA

    Methanex v. USA

    The Methanex case was an investment dispute between Canada-based Methanex Corporation and the United States, based on the provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) Chapter 11 on investment. The issues it raised on the interaction between investor protection and environmental protection were so acute that IISD sought and received precedent-setting permission to submit a friend of the court (amicus curiae) brief in the case.

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  • Conflict-Sensitive Conservation

    Conflict-Sensitive Conservation

    Natural resource management is often a source of conflict.

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  • Investment Policy Best Practices Advisory Bulletins

    Investment Policy Best Practices Advisory Bulletins

    Drawing on public treaty texts and different model investment agreements produced by governments, IISD’s Best Practices Series analyses the evolving scope and nature of investment treaty negotiations, in particular from the developing country and sustainable development perspectives. 

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  • Water and Land Management in the Bioeconomy

    Water and Land Management in the Bioeconomy

    IISD’s unique approach to bioeconomy implements watershed and land management is an integrated approach to address multiple challenges.

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  • An Input to the Indonesia Fuel Price System Reforms: A review of international experiences with fuel pricing systems

    An Input to the Indonesia Fuel Price System Reforms: A review of international experiences with fuel pricing systems

    This study looked at the fuel pricing arrangements of different countries around the world in

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  • Renewable Readiness Assessment

    Renewable Readiness Assessment

    To respond to the demands of their members in 2011 the International Renewable Energy Agency

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  • Electricity Subsidy Reform Road Map in Viet Nam

    Electricity Subsidy Reform Road Map in Viet Nam

    The IISD Global Subsidies Initiative worked with UNDP-Viet Nam to lead a process of policy

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  • Conducting Consultations and Developing a Communications Strategy for Egypt for Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

    Conducting Consultations and Developing a Communications Strategy for Egypt for Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

    The IISD Global Subsidies Intiative worked with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and the

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  • A Guidebook to Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Southeast Asian Policymakers

    A Guidebook to Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Southeast Asian Policymakers

    A Guidebook to Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform for Policy-Makers in Southeast Asia crystallized international experience and best-practice and set out a generic series of steps for planning a reform strategy, illustrated with country experience from the region and internationally.

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