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IISD's diverse team of experts—which include investment lawyers, agriculture economists and fresh-water scientists—have managed projects in over 70 countries.

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Webinars on Investment Law and Policy

This webinar series aims to provide information on developments in international investment law and policy, equipping developing country governments and regional organizations to negotiate better treaties and contracts and prepare for and manage investment disputes. 

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  • Big Data for Resilience

    Big Data for Resilience

    Big Data is dramatically changing the way in which data is collected and processed. IISD's Big Data for Resilience initiative looks to bridge the gap between Big Data and resilience programming.

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  • Commodity Trading: Understanding the tax-related challenges for home and host countries

    Commodity Trading: Understanding the tax-related challenges for home and host countries

    How are commodity traders involved in buying and selling mineral production from private mining companies in resource-rich developing countries? We set out to explore...

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  • Measuring the Costs of Pollution in Canada

    Measuring the Costs of Pollution in Canada

    Pollution has consequences for individuals, society at large and the economy. Damages lead to higher costs for many things, inlcuding: medical care, raw materials, food and taxes.

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  • Ending Hunger: What would it cost?

    Ending Hunger: What would it cost?

    A number of recent estimates exist for what is needed to end hunger and malnutrition. The estimates vary but all agree it will require a mix of investment in infrastructure, research and development, extension services and safety nets.

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  • Comprehensive Wealth

    Comprehensive Wealth

    The Comprehensive Wealth project encourages Canadians and their governments to move “beyond GDP” as the fundamental measure of societal progress.

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  • Advisory Services on International Investment Law

    Advisory Services on International Investment Law

    The highly qualified international lawyers of IISD’s Investment Program offer advisory services on international investment treaties and contracts, with respect to investment negotiations, implementation and disputes.

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  • The Adaptive Watershed: Training for watershed-based adaptation and management

    The Adaptive Watershed: Training for watershed-based adaptation and management

    When it comes to managing our watersheds in a way that is integrated and adaptive, practicioners have always encountered difficulties with implementation. It can be challenging to ensure a holistic approach that includes ecosystem, watershed, and adaptive management. This is why IISD's Water Program is facilitiating the process. 

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  • UNCITRAL and Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

    UNCITRAL and Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

    Our participation in the multilateral process in UNCITRAL is aimed at promoting the much-needed development of a comprehensive and inclusive investment-related dispute settlement.

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  • Public Procurement and Innovation for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

    Public Procurement and Innovation for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

    Cement is responsible for 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. IISD and the

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