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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SDGs need NGOs, NGOs need SDGs

February 8, 2017

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the result of a long process of negotiation between countries, with the unprecedented involvement of civil society. International NGOs for cooperation, the environment and human rights – which are highly experienced in international negotiations – have been very active in this process by proposing targets and […]

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Globalisation: what project for Europe?

February 2, 2017

Today, globalisation is a disputed political project. Growing inequalities, the situation of “losers” and the “downwardly mobile”, and the lack of transparency in negotiations all cast doubt on the capacity of international trade to contribute to progress. Governments need to answer a question that is both simple and complex: what is the point of globalisation?

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A (somewhat) better protected Arctic

January 25, 2017

Ocean advocates received an early Christmas present last year. On 20 December, the United States and Canada announced a series of measures to protect Arctic waters. This joint initiative must be put in specific national contexts: Barack Obama is now seeking to consolidate his environmental legacy before his departure from the White House, while Justin […]

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A monkey on the back of Davos

January 24, 2017

There have been two headlines in the news recently that should be viewed and analysed together. The first of these is the prediction that there will be a virtual extinction of nonhuman primates in 25 to 50 years. The second is the fear of an “end to globalization” expressed in Davos by various free trade […]

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