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October 2021 How can developing countries reduce methane emissions? Benoît Blanc

Methane, a greenhouse gas forgotten in the fight against climate change? For the last 10 years, each year, 10 Mt of methane2 have been emitted more than the chemical reactions in the atmosphere can degrade, and the atmospheric concentration of this pollutant has increased,3 placing it on a warming trajectory at 4°C. It is therefore […]

October 2021 What to expect from the first SDG Summit? Elisabeth Hege, Damien Barchiche

Are the SDGs delivering on their initial promises? The world is not on track to achieve the SDGs. Although the extreme poverty rate continues to fall, this positive trend has slowed down. At its current rate, 6% of the world population will live in extreme poverty in 2030, missing the eradication of poverty target.1 In the […]

October 2021 Agricultural value chains facing the biodiversity challenge: the cocoa-chocolate example Frédéric Amiel, Yann Laurans, Alexandre Muller

Key messages The cocoa/chocolate value chain is characterised by a high concentration of processors. There has been a fourfold decrease in the number of grinding plants in Europe in recent decades, which has decreased the sector’s adaptability to sustainable production’s constraints, leading to the maintenance of a structural cocoa overproduction at the global level.   […]

October 2021 What type of global governance could improve the fight against zoonotic pandemics? Lucien Chabason

Extract Initiatives concerning the review of scientific knowledge and governance are the responsibility of countries. The EU or the G20 could be the initiators of draft recommendations aimed respectively at triggering scientific assessments and international governance. Pending these assessments, the legal and governance aspects according to the options proposed above, or others to be discussed, could […]

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January 21, 2021 - Replay: “Infopoint on Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda”

Watch the replay Maria-Alejandra Riaño presented IDDRI’s study on development banks and SDGs during a webinar organised by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG, of which IDDRI is a member).   More information and full speakers panel

November 9, 2020 - “Finance in Common”, the first world summit of public development banks

From 9 to 12 November, the Finance in Common Summit, first world summit of public development banks (PDBs), takes place under the patronage of Emmanuel Macron. 450 public development banks are gathered to discuss their role, ambition, challenges and opportunities. The summit also brings together the broader financial community to shape a financial system in which public development banks […]

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