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IISD's diverse team of experts—which include investment lawyers, agriculture economists and fresh-water scientists—have managed projects in over 70 countries.

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Advisory Services on International Investment Law

The highly qualified international lawyers of IISD’s Investment Program offer advisory services on international investment treaties and contracts, with respect to investment negotiations, implementation and disputes.

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  • The Adaptive Watershed: Training for watershed-based adaptation and management

    The Adaptive Watershed: Training for watershed-based adaptation and management

    When it comes to managing our watersheds in a way that is integrated and adaptive, practicioners have always encountered difficulties with implementation. It can be challenging to ensure a holistic approach that includes ecosystem, watershed, and adaptive management. This is why IISD's Water Program is facilitiating the process. 

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  • UNCITRAL and Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

    UNCITRAL and Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

    Our participation in the multilateral process in UNCITRAL is aimed at promoting the much-needed development of a comprehensive and inclusive investment-related dispute settlement.

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  • Public Procurement and Innovation for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

    Public Procurement and Innovation for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

    Cement is responsible for 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. IISD and the

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  • Examining the Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

    Examining the Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

    NAFTA renegotiations are underway. As part of its work on international trade, IISD invited a number of experts from Mexico, Canada and the United States to share their perspectives on NAFTA. 

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  • Development of an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Planning Tool

    Development of an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Planning Tool

    The EbA Planning Tool aims to provide practitioners with a systematic process to identify and prioritize EbA options based on a context-specific analysis of ecosystems, livelihoods and climate change, in a broader effort to encourage greater uptake of effective EbA approaches. 

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  • Valuing Sustainable Infrastructure

    Valuing Sustainable Infrastructure

    IISD developed the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool to demonstrate to governments, investors and citizens why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and more attractive internal rates of return.

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  • Building a Climate-Resilient City

    Building a Climate-Resilient City

    In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy

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  • Protecting Our Fresh Water from Mercury

    Protecting Our Fresh Water from Mercury

    We create groundbreaking science to explore the effects of mercury on fresh water, and then develop that into policy to keep our fresh water clear of mercury.

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  • Investment Law and Policy Reform: A Series of Expert Meetings

    Investment Law and Policy Reform: A Series of Expert Meetings

    Through a series of interactive expert meetings, IISD has fostered innovative thinking and developed elements of a progressive agenda on investment.

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