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    What’s the Future of Sustainable Development Planning and the 2030 Agenda in Canada?

    What’s the Future of Sustainable Development Planning and the 2030 Agenda in Canada?

    Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, countries like Canada have been developing their SDG implementation strategies and looking for linkages. Read More
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    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    Imagine this: A municipality pledges to make all of its buildings carbon-neutral by 2050.

    To do so, it needs to invest in renovations... Read More

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    WTO Debate on Future of “Differentiation” Highlights Challenges in Upcoming Negotiating Agenda

    WTO Debate on Future of “Differentiation” Highlights Challenges in Upcoming Negotiating Agenda

    In March 2019, Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump announced Brazil will stop asking for certain types of treatment accorded to developing countries at the World Trade Organization. Read More
  • Report
    Sustainability and Second Life: The case for cobalt and lithium recycling

    Sustainability and Second Life: The case for cobalt and lithium recycling

    Adopting recycling in the mining sector and in supply chains is essential to ensure the transition to a low-carbon economy is responsible and sustainable for the longer term. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    India's Energy Transition: Stranded coal power assets, workers and energy subsidies

    India's Energy Transition: Stranded coal power assets, workers and energy subsidies

    What is driving stressed coal power assets in India, and how do we ensure workers, not assets, are the focus of government interventions in the future? Read More
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    Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment

    Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment

    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) studies are the best tool we have to measure the carbon footprints of building products at each phase of their lifespan, but they have some flaws. Read More
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    IISD Reaction to Canadian Environment Commissioner’s 2019 Spring Reports

    IISD Reaction to Canadian Environment Commissioner’s 2019 Spring Reports

    “Slow action on climate change that is disturbing.” That stark assessment wraps up Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand’s final report, released earlier today. Read More
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    Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform Talks Resume at UNCITRAL

    Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform Talks Resume at UNCITRAL

    The next meeting of a United Nations working group debating options for reforming investor–state dispute settlement takes place in New York April 1 to 5. Read More
  • Best Practices
    ASEAN Guidelines for Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry

    ASEAN Guidelines for Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry

    These guidelines, adopted by ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry, focus on promoting responsible investment in the region's food, agriculture and forestry sectors. Read More
  • Report
    Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?

    Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?

    This paper explores the extent to which international trade agreements could pose a barrier to sustainable procurement or, conversely, enable sustainability to take a more prominent role in the procurement process. Read More