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Analysis of a survey on the opportunities, challenges, and consequences of virtual negotiations.
This paper provides a brief overview of recent efforts by international agencies and academic institutions to develop and apply comprehensive wealth measurement tools. Our review is limited to examples of comprehensive wealth measurement as applied to several countries, so it does not include work on specific capital estimates, applications to a small number of countries, or theoretical research/framework development.
This report estimates India's energy subsidies over seven years and analyzes the implications for national clean energy targets.
Canada has released a long-awaited update to its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), demonstrating greater climate ambition and representing an important step forward as the nation seeks to meet targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.
BCA is devilishly complex, politically explosive, potentially illegal under trade rules, and would have to be adapted to Canada’s unique climate pricing regime. So policy-makers need to start thinking now about what such a regime might look like here.
This report provides an overview of potential climate risks for Canada's built infrastructure and existing policies, guides, and actions to support resilience building.
Natural infrastructure can provide protection against a range of climate change hazards, such as coastal flooding, riverine flooding, extreme heat in urban areas, and drought, as well as generate co-benefits such as species habitat and recreational opportunities.
Canada’s climate is changing, bringing new risks and challenges for the nation’s infrastructure. A new IISD report, prepared with support from Infrastructure Canada, reviews current literature on climate change hazards, impacts, and adaptation options for six types of built infrastructure across Canada.
IISD's team of legal and policy experts provide high-quality advice and capacity development to governments and regional bodies on laws, policies, and contracts to promote responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.
IISD’s Alice Tipping explains the state of play in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations, and foreshadows the Ministerial meeting on the topic called for July 15.