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
Premier bilan et conditions de succès de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable Elisabeth Hege, Damien Barchiche, Julien Rochette, Lucien Chabason, Pierre Barthélemy

Messages clés 4 ans après son adoption, de plus en plus de références sont faites à l’Agenda 2030 par les organisations internationales, les gouvernements, le secteur privé et les acteurs non étatiques, mais celles-ci ne viennent que trop rarement questionner les pratiques et enclencher un projet transformateur.   Les gouvernements ne se mobilisent pas assez […]

Un Agenda de l’action pour la biodiversité : attentes et enjeux à court et moyen termes Aleksandar Rankovic, Sandrine Malje…, Matthieu Wemaëre, Yann Laurans

Messages clés Loin d’être accessoire, l’Agenda de l’action pour la biodiversité remplit des fonctions stratégiques fondamentales pour stimuler une dynamique politique positive avant la COP 15 et permettre d’aboutir à un accord ambitieux à Kunming en 2020. Il y a donc urgence à vitaliser l’Agenda de l’action dès maintenant.   Cela requiert, à court terme […]

High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance net Guillermo Ortu…, Daniel C. Dunn, Matthew Gianni, Kristina Gjerde, Glen Wright, Patrick Halpin

Citation Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Daniel C. Dunn, Matthew Gianni, Kristina Gjerde, Glen Wright & Patrick N. Halpin Abstract States at the United Nations have begun negotiating a new treaty to strengthen the legal regime for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Failure to ensure the full scope of fish biodiversity is covered could result […]

Sommets de New York : un élan politique complexe, mais indispensable Sébastien Treyer

Chaque pièce de cet ensemble est nécessaire aux autres. Et c’est cet ensemble cohérent qui fait tenir le message politique de ces négociations : chaque pays doit inventer son propre chemin de transformation de son modèle de développement pour atteindre simultanément tous ces objectifs (climat, biodiversité, réduction des inégalités…), mais tous doivent continuer à négocier […]

Financer le développement durable : quels défis à l’aune des promesses de l’Agenda 2030 ? Damien Barchiche

Financer plus, et mieux Les lacunes les plus importantes concernent les pays en développement. Quelle aide leur est fournie pour les aider à atteindre leurs propres Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) ? À ce jour, personne ne le sait : il n’existe pas de normes statistiques internationales permettant de mesurer et de suivre ces ressources. […]

Revising the ‘host country standard’ principle: a step for China to align its overseas investment with the Paris Agreement Tancrède Voituriez, Wang Yao, Mathias Lund Larsen

Key policy insights Chinese development banks lend, give or invest between US$ 38 billion and US$ 45 billion every year to developing countries, without either elaborating on, or integrating, the provisions of the Paris Agreement into their investment strategy. Regulations and safeguards are much more stringent for China’s domestic investment than for China’s overseas investment, […]

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Recent events
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 […]

October 15, 2019 - Paris Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: a challenge for all, or for no one?

Four years later, the UN Secretary General’s progress report and the Global Sustainable Development Report warn of the delay in achieving the SDGs. At the first SDG Summit at the level of Heads of State held at the end of September within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly, calls for accelerated action were […]

September 30, 2019 - Berlin Marine Regions Forum

September 20, 2019 - Vincennes Biodiversity Platform 2020

COP15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in late 2020 in China (Kunming), and will see the adoption of a new global framework for post-2020 biodiversity governance. This negotiation process is underway and the agenda for discussions ahead of Kunming is already very full and complex. To make it easier for […]

July 10, 2019 - Paris Presentation of the new blended finance programme I&P Education to Employment (IP2E)

Presentation of the feasibility study led by FERDI “Supporting Education in Africa: Opportunities & Challenges for an Impact Investor”

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