News Archive: IISD

Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

International Institute for Sustainable Development Interns Take Up Leadership Positions in Developing Countries

IISD president and CEO Franz Tattenbach congratulated the interns at the conclusion of their one-week intensive training session at IISD’s headquarters in Winnipeg “The next six months offers interns a tremendous opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities of international development and make to an important contribution to poverty reduction and global collaboration towards better living for all through sustainable development.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

“Sustainable Development: Is There A Role For Public-Private Partnerships?” IISD

Widely utilized across the developed world and continuing to diversify across sectors, Public-Private Partnerships are increasingly attractive to cash-strapped governments looking to maintain public infrastructure investment. However, PPPs have yet to deliver on their potential for long-term sustainable infrastructure provision, and a substantial rethinking of the business and contractual models are needed to ensure it moves this way in the future. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

“ICTs as Enablers of the Green Economy: A Brief on Internet Policy Issues” IISD

In recent years ICT policy-makers have begun to analyze opportunities and challenges with the aim of identifying key issues related to the role of the Internet and other ICTs in green growth and recommending appropriate lines of action to their stakeholders. The purpose of this policy brief is to summarize the results of this work for green economy policy makers, so that they can begin to consider the potential benefits of closer collaboration with ICT policy-makers on issues of common concern. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

“Subsidies and External Costs in Electric Power Generation: A Comparative Review of Estimates” IISD

While the literature on energy subsidies is considerable and growing, only a fraction of this literature focuses on subsidies to electricity generation, and only a small subset attempts to quantify the level of these subsidies. This paper reviews the information currently available for each fuel type, identifies the major gaps in the literature and makes a preliminary comparison of results. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

“Ecological Goods and Services: A Review of Best Practice in Policy and Programing” IISD

Ecological goods and services (EGS) are the direct economic and cultural benefits provided to humans by ecosystems such as wetlands and watersheds and include water filtration, flood protection and wildlife habitat. This study provides timely and important regional guidance for the development of a Manitoba EGS policy that will be a big part of the comprehensive water resources plan that Manitoba needs to protect Lake Winnipeg as well as providing much needed financial incentives to private landowners that reflect the true value of the EGS that the public benefits from. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Dr. Hank Venema Honoured As Member of Canada’s 2013 Clean50

“Harmonising Climate Risk Management: Adaptation Screening and Assessment Tools for Development Co-Operation” IISD Publications Centre

In this OECD Environment Working Paper, Anne Hammill and Thomas Tanner draw upon growing bodies of experience with the development and implementation of tools designed to screen for climate change risks and facilitate adaptation. They explore the extent to which these tools are meeting user needs, and whether opportunities exist for streamlining the tools landscape. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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