Climate Week: solidarity and vulnerability reduction at the heart of the post-Paris agenda

September 18, 2017

“Climate Week” opens today in New York, just after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered the northwest of the Caribbean and the southeast of the United States. They have once again demonstrated the destructive potential of such climate events—which is correlated with their intensity, their speed and their trajectory—in both continental and island territories, in developing and […]

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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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A project for Europe

September 11, 2017

The German federal elections will be held at the end of the month. Afterwards, the French-German tandem and its partners will need to urgently set about proposing a strong and promising European project.

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Coming soon: towards formal negotiations for a agreement on high seas governance

August 7, 2017

Late in the evening of Friday, 21 July, States meeting at the UN headquarters in New York quietly took a significant step in a longrunning process aiming to close gaps in the international rules covering marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ, commonly referred to as the “high seas” or “international waters”). At the conclusion of […]

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Three suggestions for improving the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

July 27, 2017

From July 10 to July 20, 2017, all the countries of the world met at UN headquarters to take stock of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Did the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) delivered on its promises? Upon returning from New York, the IDDRI team formulates some ideas for improving the Forum, particularly in the […]

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France’s climate plan: a coherent and ambitious framework to be concretized

July 13, 2017

Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, presented France’s Climate Plan on Thursday, 6 July 2017. Certain announcements, such as the 2050 target for achieving carbon neutrality and the ban on diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040 drew considerable attention. However, the French plan also contains a number of agendas which should–in the […]

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G20: Spotlight on cooperation for sustainable development

July 3, 2017

The G20 under the German presidency will meet on 7 and 8 July in Hamburg. In a context of tension, particularly following the announcement of the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is critically important that the Heads of State and Government – at least of the G19 and certainly no less – […]

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