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Coffee is one of the world’s most heavily traded commodities, but climate instability and price fluctuations are putting farmer livelihoods at risk.
As the first G7 country to make a net zero commitment, talks on whether to approve a new oil field pose a test for the United Kingdom’s climate ambitions.
Taxing coal is a simple and effective means to promote a clean energy transition in Indonesia, and the experience of India demonstrates that it is politically and economically feasible.
In this best practices series on legal tools for responsible investment in agriculture, IISD analyzes key legal and policy issues arising from the legal instruments that states use to govern responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.
Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns has been one of the greatest global challenges over the past fifty years.
This briefing note summarizes the results of an IGF member survey and 14 country assessments along several mine closure themes.
Opportunities for Strengthening Resilience by Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes
This analysis provides a better understanding of the ways in which countries are integrating climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) solutions in their efforts to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)—as well as the missed opportunities.
As governments increasingly turn to trade policy to support the renewable energy transition, they also need to encourage the production of key components at home.
To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a global community, we need more coordinated and coherent supply chains. Are voluntary sustainability standards the answer?
As we look to chart a path to a post-COVID future, young private sector leaders say we have an invaluable opportunity to avoid past mistakes.