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The Road to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure: Why cost-benefit analyses need to integrate gender
Using a case study in Coimbatore, India, we explore how and why gender considerations should be included in transport infrastructure decisions and the cost-benefit analysis process.
IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2023
From the impact of AI to agricultural fertilizers, this issue of the IISD Trade and Sustainability Review covers a range of policy issues at the intersection of trade and sustainable development.
The Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement
With over 100 World Trade Organization members pushing to wrap up negotiations for an Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement, what would the actual accord mean for investment governance and sustainable development?
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“The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground” Fifty Years of Regulating Ocean Dumping
Dumping waste not only threatens the ocean we know, but also the 80% of the ocean that has yet to be explored.
The Incremental Approach to Governing Mercury
Years of activism over mercury poisoning led to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a landmark treaty on environment and health. Going forward, what work still remains and what can we learn?
How to Advance Sustainable Mining
Regulation of mining activities depends mainly on national frameworks and policies, but implementing good plans and practices remains problematic.
The Paradox of Pledging: Is more flexibility enough?
With just weeks remaining until the UN climate talks in Glasgow and countries facing calls to show greater ambition, it's time to look at what we have learned from "bottom-up" approaches to environmental governance.
Principles and Best Practice in Border Carbon Adjustment
Border carbon adjustment (BCA) is coming; it is no longer just a controversial hypothetical. What will it mean for the multilateral trading system?
Equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: Why it matters and what it means
How can the diversity of identities and experiences of Canadians be reflected in a national strategy on climate adaptation?
Healing the Ozone Layer Through Diplomacy
The Montreal Protocol shows what is possible when science, diplomacy, and business cooperate to implement international environmental agreements.
Doing More with Less: Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production
Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns has been one of the greatest global challenges over the past fifty years.
How to Regulate Our Waste-Full World
Going forward, the legitimacy of global governance of hazardous wastes may rest on its ability to enable governments protect the most vulnerable.
Do Mega-Conferences Advance Sustainable Development?
Should United Nations sustainable development mega-conferences continue in a post-COVID-19 era?