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This document highlights the key issues, benchmarks, and standards in four main areas of environmental management in mining.
Despite negotiations and progress, the scientific and policy debate on the potential benefits and risks of biotechnologies remains polarized.
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.
For Canada to fulfill its commitment to the SDGs, it must increase inclusive monitoring of marginalized people while giving them data ownership.
Policymakers and climate activists alike often overlook NOCs’ role in global efforts to address climate change
This report explores possible options to incorporate circular economy-related provisions in trade agreements based on existing precedents.
Nearly four years in, UN talks to reform investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) are now reaching a critical juncture as negotiators prepare to reconvene in May 2021.
Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Key developments and update in the Informal Working Group discussions among World Trade Organization members
This report provides an update on the Informal Working Group on MSMEs' work for June–December 2020, including COVID-19's impact on MSMEs, especially those led or owned by women.
E-commerce Joint Statement Initiative Negotiations Among World Trade Organization Members: State of play and the impacts of COVID-19
This paper provides an update on the e-commerce Joint Statement Initiative negotiations among a group of WTO members, looking at developments from early 2020 onward.
A regional approach to the oceans can accelerate cooperation in ways that would be more challenging at the global level.