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Implementing the Paris Agreement: The Relevance of Human Rights to Climate Action

June 6, 2016
Conference Report
The objectives of this meeting were to discuss how domestic and international implementation of Canada’s commitments under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement might implicate human rights, and to consider how CIGI’s International Law Research Program could contribute to developing guidance for government decision makers on how to integrate human rights analysis into climate-related policy making.

Thinking Outside the Boat about Climate Change Loss and Damage

May 9, 2016
Innovative Insurance, Financial and Institutional Mechanisms to Address Climate Harm Beyond the Limits of Adaptation
David Estrin and Sue Vern Tan
A two-day workshop brought together 30 individuals representing the following stakeholder groups: insurance industry, governments and intergovernmental organizations, international development banks and financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, research and think tank organizations, as well as academics, to explore the role and limitations of insurance, existing international funds and other innovative concepts to address catastrophic as well as slow-onset climate-related loss and damage.

D-10 Strategy Forum: Meeting Report

November 19, 2015
The second meeting of the D-10 Strategy Forum took place on June 15-16, 2015, at the Italian foreign ministry in Rome. Coordinated by the Atlantic Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Istituto Affairi Internazionali, the meeting brought together policy planning directors, defence strategists and think tank experts from leading democracies for a compelling discussion on key global challenges.

Emerging Issues in International Trade and Investment Law

June 22, 2015
An International Economic Law Consultation Workshop
The purpose of this consultation workshop was to discuss emerging issues in international trade and investment law, to develop a more detailed research agenda, and to identify research partners who would be interested in collaborating with CIGI’s International Law Research Program.

Designing Procedural Mechanisms for the Governance of Solar Radiation Management Field Experiments

May 22, 2015
CIGI Workshop Report
A. Neil Craik, Jason J. Blackstock, Jack Doughty, and Joshua Horton
This workshop report summarizes the two-day workshop held in late-February 2015 that considered and evaluated governance mechanisms for managing proposed solar radiation management field experiments.

Law, Governance and Climate Change

April 21, 2015
An International Law and Policy Workshop in the Context of the UNFCCC COP 20
Katherine Lofts
The International Workshop on Law, Governance and Climate Change was held in Lima, Peru, on December 6, 2014, as a parallel event during the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. More than 50 scholars, policy makers, experts, practitioners and stakeholders were convened from more than 40 countries to explore emerging human rights, economic and environmental laws, policies and practices linking climate change with sustainable development, and to chart a new international research and education agenda.

Emerging Issues in International and Transnational Law Related to Climate Change

April 17, 2015
International Environmental Law Consultation Workshop
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.

Procedural Governance of Field Experiments in Solar Radiation Management

March 11, 2015
IASS/CIGI Workshop Report
A. Neil Craik, Nigel Moore, Stefan Schäfer, and Mark Lawrence
Throughout 2014 and into early 2015, a series of workshops with selected solar radiation management experts examined and developed ways in which procedural governance can be further employed to ensure cooperation, information disclosure, transparency and assessment especially in light of various concerns about the risks that such activities may present to the environment and about their complex social and political implications.

Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring

January 29, 2015
Domenico Lombardi, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Martin Guzman, José Antonio Ocampo, and Jan Svejnar
The conference Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring was held at Columbia University on November 17, 2014 with the sponsorship of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, the Center on Global Economic Governance, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This conference report contains the main points that emerged from the discussion, and includes the agenda and list of participants.

Report from the Council of Councils' Sixth Regional Conference, "Managing the New Global Commons" September 28-30, 2014

December 11, 2014
CIGI Conference Report: Canadian Version
Representatives of foreign policy institutes from around the globe gathered in Ottawa from September 28 to 30, 2014, for the sixth annual gathering of the Council of Councils. Over two days and through six sessions, delegates analyzed and discussed some of the most pressing issues confronting policy makers today: managing the Arctic, preventing the global financial system from spiraling into another crisis of confidence, breaking the deadlock on climate change, containing global conflicts, governing the Internet and promoting trade.
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