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  • May 24, 2018

    Dialogue on a Just and Managed Energy Transition in Canada

    The session will focus on: recognizing that a just and managed energy sector transition in Canada is not just about coal, and increasing understanding of the value in having an ongoing conversation about an oil and gas transition pathway in Canada with those who will be affected by this transition.

  • May 23, 2018

    Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Public Finance and Leveraging Investment for Sustainable Energy via SWAPs

    Fossil fuel subsidies increase energy consumption and act as a barrier to clean energy technologies. As part of the Nordic Clean Energy Week, this event will discuss the potential for reform of fossil fuel subsidies and reallocation of a proportion of the savings to fund the transition to clean energy

  • May 4, 2018

    Webinar | Tools for Municipal Adaptation Action

    Watch a recording of this webinar on Tools for Municipal Adaptation Action hosted by the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC)

  • April 30 - May 1, 2018

    Community Indicator Systems Training Workshop

    IISD is convening a training workshop to build the capacity of communities to develop and use Community Indicator Systems to track progress on local priority issues in the context of the global Sustainable Development Goals.

  • April 23-27, 2018

    Capacity-Building Workshops on the Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool (SAVi) in Senegal

    IISD is hosting a series of capacity-building workshops on the use of SAVi and the financing of sustainable infrastructure from April 23 to 27, 2018.

  • April 23, 2018

    Stakeholder Session on UNCITRAL ISDS Reform Process

    The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is currently engaged in a process to consider reform of investor-state arbitration (also known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS). ISDS is also one of the controversial issues being addressed in the NAFTA renegotiations, and driving the EU-led initiative to create a multilateral court for investment claims.Alongside the

  • April 17, 2018

    Webinar: UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform

    IISD launched its Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy with its first webinar April 17 at 9:00 a.m. ET in preparation for the upcoming meeting of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New York.

  • April 13, 2018

    Expert meeting on International Trade and Development

    This one-day meeting, Towards a Progressive Model for International Trade and Development: North- South Trade Relations and the Future of Multilateralism, aims to formulate policy recommendations for a “progressive model for international trade and development” with a view to influence future trade and development policies of the EU and beyond

  • April 6-7, 2018

    Sustainable Investment in Agriculture and Mining Workshop

    Parliamentarians will gather in Arusha, Tanzania, April 6-7 to discuss the East African Community (EAC) Mining Bill 2017 and Model Contract for Farmland Investment.

  • March 30, 2018

    Big Data for Resilience (BD4R) Storybook Launch Event

    Could a ‘resilience lens’ help us to better understand and use Big Data in international development?Experiences around the world suggest that Big Data is enabling larger, creative, and often socially-driven changes involving highly diverse stakeholders. But there is still a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience, and the achievement of long-term development goals,