The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

In this blog, IDDRI experts analyze key events and news based on their research work, which is available on IDDRI’s website.

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Why SDGs should become a crucial issue of national policy debate

April 28, 2016

SDGs ownerships by the political class remains very uneven or rough in developed countries compared with the commitments made at COP21. SDGs did not only concern Southern countries, they even deal with critical issues in Europe (income inequality, climate change, unemployment, quality of education, in particular). The opportunity exists to make real levers of change for all sectors of the […]

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Access and benefit sharing of biodiversity: dreams and realities through the prism of the french Biodiversity Bill

April 18, 2016

The Nagoya Protocol and its transcription in the French bill on biodiversity are a step forward in the fight against the abusive grabbing of biological resources. Local people should be able to enjoy benefits from the commercialisation of living organisms. However, private businesses remains the most concerned and the scope of the text seems rather symbolic.

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Energy transition strategies in high coal consuming countries

March 23, 2016

A case study for China and Poland – The EU member states are required to put in place a significant transformation towards a low-carbon economy in order to meet the 2030 EU emission targets. Poland faces specific challenges due to its high reliance on domestic coal. The efforts undertaken by other coal intensive economies—like China—to reduce […]

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