Financing the ecological transition

TUESDAY 30 JUNE, 2015
A session of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics Seminar, led by Gaël Giraud (AFD) and dedicated to the issue of financing both the transformative pathways required by the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate policies. As funds available do not match needed amounts, what additional resources can be raised? What role for overseas development assistance in this context?read more

National adaptation is also a global concern

This paper shows that non-adaptation at the national scale will undoubtedly have transboundary consequences. Given this, adaptation must also be conceived as a global concern. There is thus a need for collectively building a Global Adaptation Goal, within the framework of the United Nations' Climate Convention.read more

Ocean energy: key legal issues and challenges

Ocean energy is bringing unique challenges to marine governance frameworks, with legal and regulatory issues frequently cited as a major non-technical barrier to development. Key questions include: international law, environmental impacts; rights and ownership, consenting processes, and management of marine space and resources.read more

Oceans acidification: impacts on ecosytems and human activities

IDDRI just released two studies on observed and projected impacts of oceans warming and acidification on marine ecosystems and human coastal activities. Both papers review existing scientific knowledge published following IPCC's AR5 in 2013.read more

Building the Future We Want

While sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being laid out and a new development cooperation framework is being crafted, the 2015 edition of A Planet for Life shed light on what key countries and regions are doing to achieve sustainable development. It explores implementation and financing issues and assesses the extent to which economies and societies are being transformed towards a more sustainable development.read more
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