Russia's War in Ukraine: Why doubling down on the Green Deal is the best strategy
As EU leaders meet in Versailles, energy is set to be a key topic. But leaders must ensure that the decisions they make to break away from Russian energy push the EU in the direction of sustainability, argue European sustainability think tanks.
What Is Tripartite Dialogue and How Can It Help Combat the Climate Crisis in a Just Way?
In crafting the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders said that the energy transition must be a just one, meaning it should be fair and inclusive while creating quality jobs. What does that mean in practice?
The United Nations Environment Assembly’s Role as a Governance Architect
As the resumed Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) gets underway, what can we learn about its role as a coordinator and catalyst for international environmental action?
Protecting Endangered Species
Despite continued conservation efforts, the status of many endangered species remains unchanged.
IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2022
This edition features analysis on topics ranging from efforts to enhance inclusivity in trade policy to updates on key trade and environmental initiatives.
Advancing Green Public Procurement and Low-Carbon Procurement in Europe: Insights
Public procurement provides a key entry point for governments to change the trajectory of their greenhouse gas emissions and to meet climate goals in line with their international commitments to the Paris Agreement.
Where Do WTO Trade and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives Stand Today?
Work within the WTO on trade and environmental sustainability is intensifying. Aik Hoe Lim, Daniel Ramos, and Gergana Kiskinova outline the latest.
Breathing Life Into the AfCFTA: Why the details matter
The AfCFTA could lead to transformative growth in Africa, but Jamie MacLeod and David Luke explain why effective implementation has been elusive.
Steering a More Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery: An interview with UNCTAD’s Rebeca Grynspan
IISD’s Jennifer Freedman interviews UNCTAD’s Rebeca Grynspan to find out about the organization’s plans to steer an inclusive recovery from the pandemic.
Measuring Nature for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery
In the face of multiple health and environmental crises, the inefficiencies of GDP as the main measure of economic health and government policy are strikingly apparent.
Speaking Each Other’s Language
When it comes to communicating the research findings of the world's freshwater laboratory, we need to speak to communities in their own languages. Literally.
Rethinking Investment Policy to Support Sustainable Development
IISD experts are pushing for reform and offering their expertise to ensure good policy isn't held back by the threat of arbitration.