IISD is pleased to be supporting the organization of the Sustainability stream of the Geneva Trade Week, being held by the Geneva Trade Platform at the Graduate Institute between September 28 and October 2, 2020.
News: Webinar: Fisheries Subsidies: How can leaders use the trade system to deliver for people and planet?
July 23, 2020
On July 8, 2020, IISD hosted a webinar on the state of play and future prospects of WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations.
News: Webinar: Electricity Sector Reform in South Africa
July 16, 2020 |
On June 10, 2020, IISD hosted a webinar on what lessons Eskom South Africa could take from other economies experiences with electricity sector reform.
Press Release: G20 Governments Have Committed USD 151 Billion to Fossil Fuels in COVID-19 Recovery Packages
July 14, 2020
Data made public today on EnergyPolicyTracker.org, a new website tracking climate- and energy-related recovery policies, shows a total commitment of at least USD 151 billion from G20 governments in support of fossil fuels.
Press Release: Seven principles to align COVID-19 recovery with Canada’s climate commitments—new report shown to key federal ministers
July 7, 2020
Leading environmental organizations endorse new green recovery guidelines, including strict conditions on oil and gas industry July 7, 2020, Ottawa—As the federal government works out its COVID-19 economic recovery, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) today released seven principles that outline a roadmap for meeting Canada’s 2050 climate commitments while spurring economic resiliency and
May 1, 2020
Media and experts have begun to comment on the significance of IISD's new report, Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2020: Fossil Fuels, Renewables, Electric Vehicles.
News: Fisheries negotiations slow down due to COVID-19; WTO members still committed to finalizing the deal by the end of 2020
April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) onto a slow track, but negotiators are continuing to work to meet the 2020 deadline for a deal set by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 14.6.
Press Release: Subsidies to renewables drop 35% as oil and gas subsidies go up 65%, next months to define future trends in India’s energy sector — report
April 15, 2020
New Delhi, April 16 – India’s renewable energy subsidies fell 35% from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65%, according to a new study entitled Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2020, released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
February 20, 2020
Alice Tipping, who leads the Global Subsidies Initiative’s work on fisheries subsidies, reports on the latest round of negotiations towards an agreement on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Highlights Two rounds of negotiations towards a WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies were held on January 16–17 and February 6–7, 2020.
Press Release: Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting China’s climate change goals, experts say
January 30, 2020
Geneva, January 30 - Researchers from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), together with experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), launched a report highlighting the substantial health gains expected from China’s national climate policies during a Special Event on Health & Climate Change in Geneva.
News: Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO Gather Pace: USA rejects the idea of blanket exemptions for developing countries
December 18, 2019
Alice Tipping, who leads the Global Subsidies Initiative’s work on fisheries subsidies, reports on the latest round of negotiations towards an agreement on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Highlights The latest round of negotiations towards a WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 4 to 6, 2019. Members discussed reports from six fac