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Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

Thursday, 14 May 2015
Kai Monheim
Process itself--over and above the issues at stake--is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The author offers six axioms for chairs of negotiation groups that may lead to finding common ground and avoiding deadlocks.

Emerging Issues in International and Transnational Law Related to Climate Change

Friday, 17 April 2015
The CIGI International Law Research Program held its first multi-stakeholder environmental law consultation workshop in Toronto on February 18, 2015. This report summarizes observations from the workshop, and recommended areas for future international law research.

Managing Conflict in a World Adrift | Inside the Issues 5.12

Thursday, 5 February 2015
This week, CIGI Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management at the United States Institute of Peace Pamela Aall joins co-host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch for a discussion on the comprehensive new book "Managing Conflict in a World Adrift."

Canada’s bluster over Palestine’s ICC bid betrays its principles

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
"Canada’s vocal opposition to the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC) rends further the Harper government’s already tattered claim to pursuing a principled foreign policy," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.

Further Reform of Sovereign Debt Restructuring: An Agenda for 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Richard Gitlin, Brett House
In September 2014, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 63/304, which expressed the will of many member states to move toward the development of a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructuring.

Dual Citizenship: Reducing Governance and Protection Gaps

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Busra Hacioglu, Alina Shams, Amy Wood, Ruiqian Zhang
On December 29, 2013, the journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were arbitrarily arrested and detained in Cairo, Egypt. This case brings to light the complex web of obligations and transnational legalities regarding dual citizenship, which come to the fore during times of conflict.

Time to Replace the Catatonic UNFCCC

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Political realities provide a challenging context for climate change negotiations, including fundamental North-South differences on financial transfers and on legally binding targets. Funding is not forthcoming — the Green Climate Fund, to be disbursed to developing countries to undertake their climate actions, has yet to receive any funds. Developed countries refuse to consider making legally binding commitments to restrict emissions unless China, India and Brazil all make similar commitments. Domestic energy policy changes in the United States and the United Kingdom reveal that they are not serious about reducing emissions.

Chinese FM reaffirms his support for UN

Monday, 29 September 2014
Zhang Yuwei
"The world should expect China to continue playing a large role and provide its expertise in the post-2015 development era," says CIGI Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand.

CIGI experts available for comment on UN General Assembly

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Looking for expert commentary on this week’s opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations? The Centre for International Governance Innovation has the following experts to answer questions from the media, via phone or CIGI’s fully operational broadcast studio.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper to address UN General Assembly

Monday, 22 September 2014
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. We speak to CIGI experts Fen Osler Hampson and John Ibbitson for insight on why Mr. Harper has decided to address this audience for the first time since 2010.
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