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Multilateral Development Bank Efforts to Mainstream Climate Adaptation
The paper explores the progress of four MDBs in mainstreaming climate adaptation in their developing country portfolios, specifically looking at experiences in Kenya, Nepal, and Peru.
Global Market Report: Banana prices and sustainability
This report explores market trends in the banana industry and how standards and other supply chain actors can build producers' resilience to sustainability challenges.
Shifting Public Financial Flows From Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Under the Paris Agreement
This report assesses global progress made on aligning public financial flows —such as subsidies and other forms of government support —with the need to reduce emissions within a pathway for a safe climate.
Gender and Local Content in the Mining Sector: Training for WIMOWA
A summary report about a capacity-building workshop for West African governments on gender equality and mining, focused on local content policies.
The WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies: A Reader's Guide
This guide provides a clear overview of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, explaining succinctly the rules and provisions that the treaty establishes.
Voluntary Sustainability Standards in South Asia
Examines how voluntary sustainability standards can address key sustainability issues and interact with the policy landscape of the region.
The Joint Initiative on Investment Facilitation for Development
This stocktaking brief provides an update on the joint initiative negotiations on Investment Facilitation for Development among a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members. The brief provides updates on how the draft negotiating text has evolved since 2022, as well as an overview of how the process is likely to evolve in the run-up to MC13.
Progressing National SDGs Implementation
A review of the 44 voluntary national reviews submitted to the UN in 2022 amid uneven pandemic recoveries, socio-economic crises and climate impacts.
Improving Visibility in Cotton Supply Chains to Achieve Transparency
This brief maps the supply chains of actors in the cotton sector in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka for a Sweden-based fashion retailer.
This UCSB and IISD report examines how investors are financially exposed to NOC risks, but this exposure opens avenues for investor influence on NOCs and creates a strong incentive for investors to use such influence. If the world is to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, NOCs must begin decarbonizing their activities.