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Canada’s Energy Future Must Be Guided by Credible 1.5°C Scenarios
The Canada Energy Regulator has been directed to model the country's energy transition in a way that aligns with the Paris Accord goal of keeping global warming within 1.5°C. This is a first, and it's a key opportunity to help decision-makers prepare for radically different global energy markets.
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.
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Do Mega-Conferences Advance Sustainable Development?
Should United Nations sustainable development mega-conferences continue in a post-COVID-19 era?
The Rising Pressures on Ocean Governance
The ocean is under serious threat. Stressors include overfishing, marine pollution, habitat destruction, and acidification.
Coral Reefs: Strategies for Ecosystems on the Edge
Local stressors and climate change are causing a sharp decline in coral reefs. A loss of 70–90% of warm-water reefs could occur by 2050.
The Road to Sustainable Transport
Rethinking and revamping transportation in the post-COVID era could address many economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Biosafety: Ensuring the Safe Use of Modern Biotechnologies
Despite negotiations and progress, the scientific and policy debate on the potential benefits and risks of biotechnologies remains polarized.
Why a Gender Lens Is Key to Sustainable Investing
Is a "net zero" equivalent for gender lens investing possible? What would a "net zero" equivalent look like for gender lens investing? This article explores the power of integrating climate and gender goals in sustainable investments.
The "Crown Jewels" of Environmental Diplomacy: Assessing the UNEP Regional Seas Programme
A regional approach to the oceans can accelerate cooperation in ways that would be more challenging at the global level.
The Sustainable Use of Natural Resources: The Governance Challenge
Over-exploitation of natural resources harms the health of ecosystems and the livelihoods and wellbeing of people, but there are fair policy options.
How Can Voluntary Sustainability Standards Drive Sustainability in Public Procurement and Trade Policy?
The growing use of sustainability standards in public policies is a promising trend, so long as small-scale farmers and businesses are not left behind.
Small Islands, Large Oceans: Voices on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Small island developing states are particularly vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters, and external economic shocks.