To celebrate its 20th anniversary, IDDRI organized a major international conference on October, 12-14 2021 #IDDRI20YEARS

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated the long-standing challenges that global governance and international cooperation face. It has become clear that our international institutions are not sufficient to deal with these global challenges. 

A key overarching geopolitical issue is our common global environment, whether we are talking about climate change, the loss of biodiversity, or helping developing countries to provide comfort to their populations’ needs in ways that are more in harmony with planetary limits. 

Thinkers, intellectuals and politicians, from around the world, are putting ideas on the table to renew multilateralism. We must hear these voices from Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern countries. To provide an intellectual and pragmatic basis for analyzing the strategies and opportunities for renewing multilateralism focused around sustainable development, IDDRI’s conference programme enabled exchanges between Africa, Europe, and Asia and the Pacific in the morning, and with the Americas in the day.

This conference has been co-organized with the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition at Sciences Po




PSIAEAP - Sciences Po



With the support of the Earth System Governance Project's Research Centre Paris, and of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche of the French government through the Investissements d'avenir [ANR-10-LABX-14-01] programme.


Among 50 invited high-level speakers, several renowned voices joined that of IDDRI in this invitation, including: 

  • Laurence Bertrand Dorléac (FNSP, Sciences Po Paris, France)
  • Sharan Burrow (International Trade Union Confederation)
  • Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in history
    University of Chicago
  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Ana María Hernández, Chair, IPBES
  • Olivier de Schutter (UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights)
  • Teresa Ribera, Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
    Government of Spain
  • Ghassan Salamé, Former Lebanese Minister of Culture, Sciences Po, Paris
  • Nicholas Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Economist
  • Izabella Teixeira, Former Brazilian Minister of Environment