International Institute for Sustainable Development

Type: Organization
Name: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Web Address: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in Saskatchewan

Karla Zubrycki , Dimple RoyThe Adaptive Design and Policy Assessment Tool (ADAPTool) is an Excel-based online tool developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and partners as a structured guide through an assessment process that ... [Published IISD - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate rights negotiations haunt Free Trade deals

A February 2014 German television news story called into question the actual economic value of a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States.A European Commission report showed possible ... [Published Northumberland Today - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Online tool seeks to tailor climate plans for forest communities

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.BOGOR, Indonesia — Much has been written about the diverse ways that rural communities interact with forests to adapt to climate change.Designing development ... [Published AlertNet - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in Manitoba

Daniella Echeverría , Darren Swanson, Karla Zubrycki , Dimple RoyThe Adaptive Design and Policy Assessment Tool (ADAPTool) is an Excel-based online tool developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and partners as a structured ... [Published IISD - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Event: The Challenges of a Living List: Making Progress on a Green Goods Agreement

Negotiations on a green goods agreement, announced earlier this year in Davos, Switzerland by 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) Members, will aim to create an initial and “living list” of green goods to be revised as technology evolves. This half-day ... [Published Biodiversity Policy & Practice - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Clean trillion dollars needed for 'green' investment

An additional "clean trillion" dollars will be needed annually to green the US$ 5 trillion that will be required every year for infrastructure investment globally up until 2030, said a UNEP report released last week.In recognition of the need for greater ... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Report: US$346 bln market for green bonds

The global market of bonds That are related to climate or green themes stands at $346 billion as of March 2013, according to a recent report released by Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development.A bond does not have to be labelled ... [Published China Development Gateway - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

IISD gets some big names to sit on the first Experimental Lakes Area Boardof Directors

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has officially appointed the board of directors for the newly independent Experimental Lakes Area. The group of seven includes people from many different walks of life as well as some big names familiar ... [Published Kenora Daily Miner - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

IISD thankful for outgoing Board members’ contributions to the Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWINNIPEG—July 7, 2014—The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) would like to express its gratitude to the members of the Board of Directors whose years of service have now come to an end. ​2013-2014 marked the ... [Published IISD - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

New vision for Ontario's Experimental Lakes Area unveiled - Kitchener-Waterloo

Scientists have picked 13 new research priorities for Ontario's internationally renowned Experimental Lakes Area research facility, focusing particularly on environmental issues now affecting that province. The federal government turned control of the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

Is Water Scarcity Dampening Growth Prospects in the Middle East and North Africa?

Figure 1. Renewable Internal Freshwater Resources Per Capita, Select Countries (cubic meters)Dwindling Water SuppliesToday, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) [2] are the most water scarce globally, with per capita freshwater supplies ... [Published Brookings Institution - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

First United Nations Environmental Assembly

is the first ever coming together for the United Nations Environmental Assemby (UNEA) being held in Nairobi, Kenya headquarters of the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP). Over 160 member states of 1200 high-level delegates are working on the environment ... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 24 2014]

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"We must question the prevailing logic of …a financial system that essentially rewards unemployment and consolidates a notion of jobless growth… that rewards rampant over-consumption rather than grappling with the more complex challenge of sustainable development."
...co-director of the report believes it is time to rebuild a green finance system which could change investment rules and encourage green products. "The vast majority of the US$250 trillion in the capitalcapital market has been invested in yesterday's economy, especially in carbon-intensified industries. What we should do is to try to establish a new system which can identify these green innovations and share their growth opportunities instead" he said
"One of the major reasons for that is little silver nanoparticles embedded into the fibres. Those nanoparticles can wash out when you do your laundry and ultimately they end up collecting in our lakes" she said
"We are facing an increasing dramatic set of scenarios where tipping points kick in and we reach a point of no return." He asks how 7, and soon 10 billion, people will live together on this planet...

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Inquiry into the design of a sustainable financ... [Published CHINAdaily - Jul 23 2014]
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in ... [Published IISD - Jul 23 2014]
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Saskatchewan's 25-Y... [Published IISD - Jul 23 2014]
Corporate rights negotiations haunt Free Trade ... [Published Northumberland Today - Jul 22 2014]
Online tool seeks to tailor climate plans for f... [Published AlertNet - Jul 21 2014]
Strengthening Adaptive Capacity in Two Canadian... [Published IISD - Jul 18 2014]
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in ... [Published IISD - Jul 18 2014]
Event: The Challenges of a Living List: Making ... [Published Biodiversity Policy & Practice - Jul 18 2014]
In Thailand, not all fuel subsidies are equal [Published Asian Correspondent - Jul 17 2014]
Clean trillion dollars needed for 'green' inves... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 16 2014]
Report: US$346 bln market for green bonds [Published China Development Gateway - Jul 15 2014]
No dividend for ETI shareholders [Published Graphic Ghana - Jul 09 2014]
IISD gets some big names to sit on the first Ex... [Published Kenora Daily Miner - Jul 09 2014]
Obama-Style Climate Programs Have Failed Everyw... [Published Heartlander Magazine - Jul 08 2014]
IISD thankful for outgoing Board members’ contr... [Published IISD - Jul 08 2014]
Lloyd Axworthy, Ian Charles Stewart join IISD B... [Published IISD - Jun 26 2014]
New vision for Ontario's Experimental Lakes Are... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 25 2014]
New vision for Ontario's Experimental Lakes Are... [Published CBC - Jun 24 2014]
Is Water Scarcity Dampening Growth Prospects in... [Published Brookings Institution - Jun 24 2014]
Is Water Scarcity Dampening Growth Prospects in... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jun 24 2014]
First United Nations Environmental Assembly [Published Examiner.com - Jun 24 2014]
Editorial: Tapping green consumers [Published Sun Star Network - Jun 22 2014]
The ears in the forest ... | IISD RS 2014 Fundi... [Published IISD - Jun 20 2014]
Green bonds take on a Chinese tinge [Published CHINAdaily - Jun 20 2014]
Fossil fuel subsidies need to be phased out [Published Dang Cong San - Jun 19 2014]
Social News Headlines 18/6 [Published VietNamNet Bridge - Jun 18 2014]
UNDP report promotes energy sector reform [Published VietnamPlus - Jun 16 2014]
International Institute for Sustainable Develop... [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jun 06 2014]
Kenya: Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 15 2014]
Another Week of Global Warming News, April 6, 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 07 2014]
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Is Water Scarcity Dampening Growth Prospects in... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jun 24 2014]
As turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa region mounts, concerns for water scarcity seem remote in light of deteriorating humanitarian and political circumstances. Yet, the roots of political rebellion in Syria are integrally linked with access ...
International Institute for Sustainable Develop... [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jun 06 2014]
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Kenya: Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 15 2014]
Source: Government of Kenya, UN Environment ProgrammeCountry: Kenya Nairobi, 15 April 2014 – Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits – equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030 – as well as greater food security, ...
Another Week of Global Warming News, April 6, 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 07 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsApril 6, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ , GCF , WG2 ...
Government of Canada Announces That a New Opera... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Apr 01 2014]
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 1, 2014) - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South ...
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