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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The Paris Agreement on climate: while Washington ponders withdrawal, the rest of the world remains committed to action

June 2, 2017

Since 1995, the climate negotiations have followed a set pattern: one round of talks follows another, with diplomats going back to work every session in their attempts to define, strengthen and coordinate international climate change action. Amidst uncertainty over the United States’ potential withdrawal from the Agreement and as all the latest statistics point towards […]

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IPBES: a biodiversity platform in need of support

May 23, 2017

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published its first assessments in 2016, and is currently finalizing no less than five assessments to be presented for the approval of member states in 2018. However, despite the significance of its work, IPBES has not received support commensurate to the task that it was assigned to […]

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Financing the energy transition: it’s not just about the money

With the massification of successful energy retrofits, the accelerated development of renewable energies and the deployment of new sustainable mobility solutions, the energy transition is a huge challenge in terms of mobilising investment, against a backdrop of modest economic recovery and limited budgetary leeway. Although the French Energy Transition for Green Growth Act has brought […]

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