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Are governments missing a historic opportunity to fund green transitions? How has the pandemic affected the energy system? Tom Moerenhout explains.
Lourdes Sanchez, lead author of Achieving a Fossil-Free Recovery, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a window of opportunity to fund a green recovery, along with five principles to do so.
This report lays out concrete options for governments to achieve net-zero and sustainable development goals by using recovery spending to support the transition to clean energy and a resilient, fossil-free economy.
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.