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
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 […]

The Global Commission on Adaptation: a new political momentum? Lola Vallejo

Climate change poses two challenges to our societies: we should try and mitigate the climate breakdown by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, while preparing for the inevitable impacts our past emissions will have on climate, our ecosystems, and our societies. While the world cannot claim to have solved either challenge to date, mitigation tends to […]

Entry into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area: what are the political consequences for Africa and the European Union? Tancrède Voituriez

Africa chooses trade with Africa Ever since Adam Smith and David Ricardo (18th and 19th century economists), it has become the norm to classify countries on an axis ranging from protectionism to free trade, according to their commercial openness. The trade doctrine of the African countries, gathered within the African Union (AU), seems to somewhat […]

Defining and achieving a post-2020 ambition: Insights from a conversation in Tokyo Aleksandar Rankovic, Didier Babin

Key messages What could be the post-2020 ambition? A strong focus on sustainable use of biodiversity everywhere and on addressing the drivers of biodiversity loss, accompanied with reinforced area-based measures, strong accountability mechanisms, and concrete commitments of all non-state actors concerned by actual transformative changes.   Strengthening cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions, between the Rio […]

Financing sustainable development: what challenges in the light of the promises of the 2030 Agenda ? Damien Barchiche

Financing more, and better The most important gaps concern developing countries. What assistance is provided to help them achieve their own Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? To date, no one knows: there are no international statistical standards to measure and monitor these resources. To fill this gap, several initiatives are emerging, such as the Total Official […]

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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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