Global Governance

The initiative aims to inform the international debates on the global governance of sustainable development and development assistance.

The main issues addressed will particularly concern:

  • prospects for changes in the global economic and financial governance framework, based particularly on the analysis of needs and financing capacities in developing countries in general and emerging countries in particular;
  • the conditions under which development assistance policies are coordinated within a context marked by the arrival of new actors (new donor countries, private funds, global funds) and by a certain kind of re-politicisation of bilateral aid policies;
  • the interactions between the different facets of global governance, especially the growing linkages between objectives concerning climate commitments, trade liberalisation negotiations and issues relating to intellectual property rights for developed and emerging countries.


Recent publications
Can the Belt and Road Initiative reinforce the multilateral agenda for sustainable development? Sébastien Treyer, Aleksandar Rankovic

Launched in 2013 to guide China’s foreign policy and to affirm its global role, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to improve global connectivity (terrestrial, maritime and digital infrastructure, and also the coordination of policies, financial flows, innovation, and of cultural and academic exchanges), with the objective of ushering in a new phase of […]

The New York Summits: a complex but essential political momentum Sébastien Treyer

Each component of this series is essential for the others. And it is this coherency that will maintain the political message of these negotiations: each country must design its own development model transformation pathway to simultaneously achieve all of the objectives (climate, biodiversity, inequality reduction…) but given the scale of the challenges in all of […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 Elisabeth Hege, David Levaï

Key Findings The United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 24-25 September 2019 is a one-and-a-halfday event that for the first time since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (GA). This special event, called the SDG Summit, will be a litmus […]

What international policy initiatives for the prevention of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin? Yann Laurans, Aleksandar Rankovic, Lucien Chabason, Damien Barchiche, Khalil Elouardighi, Sébastien Treyer

Extract Responding to this challenge implies, on the one hand, envisaging a certain reorganisation of international action and, on the other hand, dealing with the preservation of biodiversity and animal health on an equal footing with health issues, which must in particular question the consumption and production of animal products on a planetary scale. The […]

Greening the Belt and Road Initiative: recent advances in assessing the scale of the challenge, the obstacles and the tools for action Sébastien Treyer

A few studies already highlighted the fossil energy intensity of Chinese foreign investment Until recently, transparency on the environmental impact of the BRI, in particular in terms of the decarbonisation of the economy in host countries, relied on a small number of American research centres.1 A study by the World Resources Institute (WRI) published in […]

The EU-Mercosur agreement: how can we break the deadlock between advocates of trade and environmentalists? Tancrède Voituriez

Secret negotiations On June 29, 2019, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, welcomed the previous day’s signing of a “historic” agreement between the EU and the four Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). While the full text of the agreement has not been finalised, a single document is currently available for the […]

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Recent events
June 24, 2020 - Africa post-Covid-19: leapfrogging to sustainable, climate-compatible development

A webinar organised by IDDRI and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) LIVE  Climate change and the green agenda are top priorities for both the African and the European continent. This has been clearly spelled out in  the EU Comprehensive Strategy with Africa (March 2020) and in the African Union’s Climate Change Strategy (to be […]

June 24, 2020 - Replay: “Webinar Africa post-Covid-19: leapfrogging to sustainable, climate-compatible development”

A webinar organised by IDDRI and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) Replay  Climate change and the green agenda are top priorities for both the African and the European continent. This has been clearly spelled out in  the EU Comprehensive Strategy with Africa (March 2020) and in the African Union’s Climate Change Strategy (to be […]

June 24, 2020 - Replay: “Africa post-Covid-19: leapfrogging to sustainable, climate-compatible development”

A webinar organised by IDDRI and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) Replay  Climate change and the green agenda are top priorities for both the African and the European continent. This has been clearly spelled out in  the EU Comprehensive Strategy with Africa (March 2020) and in the African Union’s Climate Change Strategy (to be […]

May 19, 2020 - How to develop and finance projects and development strategies “aligned with the 2030 Agenda”?

From 4pm to 5:30pm (Paris Time). Event in French and English, with simultaneous translation. REGISTER ON ZOOM If you can’t login to Zoom, this event will also be streamed live on this page and on YouTube, where you will also be able to ask questions. This event is part of a series of webinars “Financing […]

January 15, 2020 - Strasbourg A shared commitment in global environmental issues

Sébastien Treyer participates at the 4th panel of the conference “Strengthening the cooperation in an uncertain international order – Japan and the European Union as strategic partners”.  The conference is organised by Sciences Po Strasbourg. Programme 

October 24, 2019 - paris Post-2020 framework for biodiversity and natural capital: what ambitions and tools for companies and territories?

WWF France, in partnership with the French Biodiversity Agency, IDDRI, the French Platform of the Business and Biodiversity Initiative and the IUCN French Committee organise a conference on the theme of natural capital and post-2020 biodiversity objectives. This event will highlight the issue of natural capital, its links with the post-2020 biodiversity framework, and the tools available to achieve […]

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