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High seas governance: Understanding the upcoming negotiations in 10 points

December 26, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly just launched a new initiative to address the increasing number of threats to marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Negotiations will commence in 2018 to draw up an international legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in these areas, which cover nearly half of the […]

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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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Incentives against nature?

December 6, 2017

INTERVIEW // In a few days, the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference will open (11 to 13 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina), during which the international community will discuss the subsidies granted to the fisheries sector. But can this issue of subsidies that are harmful to the state of resources and biodiversity only be addressed at the […]

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Between postponed objectives and the urgency to prepare for the future: what should be the strategy for the transition of the French electricity system?

November 17, 2017

The challenges of transforming the French electricity system attracted the media spotlight when the Government announced that it had postponed to beyond 2025 the implementation of a target to reduce the share of nuclear energy to 50%. Indeed, this decision undermines an objective enshrined in the law and increases uncertainty for operators. However, the announcement […]

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