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Newsletter: Greening China's Competitiveness: Advancing Low-Carbon Competitiveness in Economic and Technological Zones Phase II 27 Aug 2013 | 12:43 pm

- In August 2013, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Low Carbon Promotion Center of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) convened a workshop i...

Paper: Incentives for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia: Case study of Thailand 26 Aug 2013 | 01:04 pm

Milou Beerepoot, Navadol Laosiripojana, Boonrod Sujjakulnukij, Atit Tippichai, Jirapa Kamsamrong - Global energy markets face rising challenges from the increasing scarcity of low-cost energy derived...

Paper: Prioritizing Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform in the UNFCCC Process: Recommendations for short-term actions 16 Aug 2013 | 01:40 pm

Virginia Benninghoff, Kerryn Lang, Peter Wooders - Though many Parties to the UNFCCC have noted the climate change mitigation benefits of fossil-fuel subsidy reform, it is time for Parties to take en...

Paper: Climate Resilience and Food Security: A framework for planning and monitoring 16 Aug 2013 | 09:31 am

Daysi González, Andrea Rivera Sosa, Angie Murillo Gough, José Luis Solórzano, Ceferino Wilson, Xochilt Hernandez, Steve Bushey, Stephen Tyler, Marius Keller, Darren Swanson, Livia Bizikova, Anne Hammi...

Commentary: IISD’s Simon Zadek comments on the timely arrival of China's corporate social responsibility movement 15 Aug 2013 | 01:37 pm

IISD’s Simon Zadek comments on China’s push for greater corporate social responsibility in the wake of allegations of corporate misdemeanors by some multinational companies.

Paper: Building Capacities to Improve Mainstreaming of Multilateral 15 Aug 2013 | 10:24 am

Livia Bizikova; Therese Yarde; Darren Swanson; László Pintér; Anya Thomas; Chris Corbin - In recent years, governments have begun negotiating multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) in an attemp...

Newsletter: Building Eco-Civilization: Green transformation and transition 14 Aug 2013 | 01:25 pm

IISD China Program - IISD Vice-President (International) Mark Halle spoke at the 2013 Eco-Forum Global (EFG), China’s only state-level international conference focused on eco-civilization. The confere...

CORRECTION: IISD report on biofuels in the European Union revises estimate of excise tax emptions 13 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

GENEVA—August 13, 2013—The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has revised down its estimate of the subsidies the European Union members states provide to the biofuels sector. ...

IISD and the Experimental Lakes Area 13 Aug 2013 | 07:22 am

IISD and the Experimental Lakes Area

Paper: Financing Sustainable Infrastructure 12 Aug 2013 | 07:48 am

Mariana H. Silva - The relationship between business and sustainability performance continues to be controversial and unclear. On one hand, there is the increasing social awareness on environmental i...

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