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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Urban crowdsourcing: Does digital technology provide the sustainable city?

June 10, 2016

[French – soon available in english] Les outils numériques de crowdsourcing permettent aux citoyens de contribuer à la fabrique urbaine en produisant des données, avis et idées sur la ville. Dans une logique collaborative, ils permettraient d’obtenir de meilleures solutions, et d’engager les citoyens dans la vie publique. Ces outils peuvent-ils être mobilisés pour construire […]

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Mobilizing long-term private capital: debating the case of green bonds

June 2, 2016

The investment needs for deep decarbonization (compatible with the below 2°C target the international community committed to) are estimated to several trillions per year. In a context of stringent public budget constraint and low cost of borrowing in capital markets, much of the discussion on the financing of deep decarbonization now focuses on ways to […]

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Oceans: what are the implications of the Paris Agreement?

May 31, 2016

The ocean moderates climatic global warming albeit through a profound alteration of its chemical and physical functioning, of its ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity (fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, coastal protection, etc.). The levels of impact by the end of the century will depend heavily on the global trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions […]

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What influence does civil society have on the “Agenda 2030”?

May 26, 2016

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community at a UN summit in September 2015, was defined by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as an “Agenda for people”. Its key component, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), derive from an intergovernmental process considered by some as the most democratic and inclusive in […]

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IPBES: politically relevant? Let’s try it!

May 23, 2016

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is entering a new phase of its existence and is settling into the institutional landscape. In parallel to considerations about this institution as an intergovernmental body (its approach, its comprising social groups, and ideological and epistemological fault lines…), it is now time to examine IPBES […]

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