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  • February 19-21, 2020

    IISD at Adaptation Canada 2020

    Adaptation experts from different sectors, disciplines and regions of Canada will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia, for Adaptation Canada 2020. This national conference on climate change adaptation will take place from February 19 to 21, fostering debate on how Canada should face the critical challenges brought by the rise in global temperatures, as well as how the country is adapting to the

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  • February 11, 2020

    IISD at Workshop to Advance the APEC Environmental Services Agenda: Enhancing APEC Economies’ Understanding of Environmental Services

    IISD Senior Fellow Ron Steenblik recently presented at the "Workshop to Advance the APEC Environmental Services Agenda: Enhancing APEC Economies’ Understanding of Environmental Services", focusing on the contribution of services to tackling environmental problems. The event, held on February 11, 2020, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, was organised by the Government of New Zealand under the auspices of

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  • January 30, 2020

    Special Event on Health & Climate Change

    Special Event on Health & Climate Change co-organized by the IISD Global Subsidies Initiative and the World Health Organization.

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  • January 29, 2020

    Geneva Seminar: Joint Statement Initiative on Electronic Commerce

    This seminar, held on Wednesday January 29, 2020, focused on the Joint Statement Initiative on Electronic Commerce. It presented the history and developments in the exploratory talks and subsequent negotiations on electronic commerce among a group of WTO Members, a process that was launched at the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2017.

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  • January 28, 2020

    Behavioral Insights for Climate Action

    How can understanding human behavior speed meaningful climate action?The Geneva Science-Policy Interface, the SDG Lab and the Université de Genève are pleased to invite you to the next Behavioral Insight event featuring the launch of a new GSPI Policy Brief on Behavioral Insights for Climate Action, authored by Professor Tobias Brosch from the University of Geneva.ProgrammeWelcome - 

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  • January 28, 2020

    Geneva Seminar: Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation

    This seminar, held on Tuesday January 28, 2020, focused on the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation, launched by a group of 70 WTO Members at the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2017.

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  • January 22, 2020

    Webinar: The Energy Charter Treaty: To "modernize" or to exit?

    This webinar, part of IISD's series of Webinars on Investment Law and Policy, focused on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The event was held on January 22, 2020, at 3:30 PM CET/9:30 AM EST. 

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  • January 16-18, 2020

    IISD at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2020

    Carin Smaller, IISD’s Director of Agriculture, Trade and Investment, will be moderating an expert panel discussion at this year's Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). The panel, taking place on Friday January 17, 2020, will address “Free and Fair Agriculture Trade in and with Africa: The Role of the AfCFTA for Food Security."

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  • December 18, 2019

    Major trends and challenges in the production and consumption of agricultural commodities compliant with voluntary sustainability standards (VSS)

    IISD launches a new commodities series kicking off with coffee, cacao, tea and sugarHundreds of voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) have emerged over the last three decades as market tools that enhance sustainable development in the agriculture sector. The production of VSS-compliant commodities has continued to grow, reaching at least 34.5 per cent of coffee’s global production and 29 per

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  • December 8, 2019

    COP25 Halfway Point Webinar

    Midway through the 2019 Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team hosts an update on progress.

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