International Institute for Sustainable Development | Land Portal
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IISD

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Established in 1990, IISD is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development. We report on international negotiations, conduct rigorous research, and engage citizens, businesses and policy-makers on the shared goal of developing sustainably.  

The institute has offices in Canada, Switzerland and the United States, and operates in over 70 countries around the world. As a registered charitable organization in Canada, IISD has 501 (c) (3) status in the U.S. IISD receives core operating support from the Government of Canada, as provided through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Province of Manitoba. The institute also receives project funding from numerous governments inside and outside Canada, United Nations agencies, foundations and the private sector.

Our 2014-2019 Strategic Plan builds upon IISD’s core strengths in advancing integrated, multidisciplinary and leading-edge perspectives and real-world solutions to sustainability. The strategy consolidates different IISD work streams in a focused and integrated manner. A core purpose of the strategy is to build a single, coherent institution capable of providing integrated and holistic solutions to sustainability challenges. Our brochure provides a snaphot of IISD's strategy and the work of our programs. 

International Institute for Sustainable Development Resources

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Library Resource
Responsible investments in agriculture and food systems – A practical handbook for parliamentarians
Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2020
Global

This Handbook provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of the role that Parliamentarians and Parliamentary Advisors can play in the creation of reliable, coherent, and transparent “enabling environments” in the range of areas related to investment in agriculture and food systems. It does so through guidance notes, examples of good practices, and very practical indications, and sets out key stages of processes and mechanisms for MPs and advisors to consider while promoting responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Africa, Global

Date: février 2019

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: Sarah Brewin, Sophia Murphy 

L’IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) publie sa 8ème note de synthèse de la série « Investissements dans l’agriculture » : « L’agricultrice et son époux : Innovations juridiques pour les femmes dans l’agriculture contractuelle ».

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Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Africa, Global

Date: février 2019

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: Sarah Brewin, Sophia Murphy 

L’IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) publie sa 8ème note de synthèse de la série « Investissements dans l’agriculture » : « L’agricultrice et son époux : Innovations juridiques pour les femmes dans l’agriculture contractuelle ».

Library Resource
Reports & Research
May, 2017
Africa

Explores how global standards and guidelines contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and whether more can be done through these instruments to improve the situation of women in agriculture. Includes lessons from the field.

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Reports & Research
January, 2017
Africa

Contains framework for analysing the gender impacts of foreign investment in agriculture; gender analysis of the certification criteria of voluntary sustainability standards and responsible investment frameworks; do voluntary sustainability standards improve gender equality?; lessons for responsible investment frameworks and recommendations.

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Reports & Research
July, 2016
Africa

With all the focus on land grabbing and food security, water issues tend to be an afterthought. Foreign investments tend to be concentrated around the main African river basins. Water resources are lifelines for locals, so understanding the legal framework governing investments is critical. Covers how abundant are Africa’s water resources?; what does the evidence show?; the legal framework governing water rights and farmland investments; domestic law and contracts; international investment, freshwater, environmental and human rights law; recommendations.

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Reports & Research
May, 2015
Africa

Report brings together the multiple legal strands that weave together and form the context of farmland investments and water rights. Farmland investments are about much more than simple commercial land transactions; they have great impacts on the amount of water available for local communities and other states. Demonstrates that water is a precious resource facing growing pressures from climate change, population growth and urbanization. The water abstracted to maintain production of large-scale commercial farming further exacerbates these strains and must be given due consideration.

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Reports & Research
November, 2014
Africa

A practical guide to help governments negotiate contracts to reduce the harmful effects of large-scale land investments. Proposes model contract clauses that can fill gaps in domestic law and contribute to promoting more sustainable foreign agricultural investment. Based on more than 3 year investigation of 80 agricultural investment contracts. A proactive response to the land grab phenomenon that has plagued many countries in Africa and South East Asia in recent decades.

Library Resource
January, 2008
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Focusing on the case of Virunga National Park (PNVi) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this paper looks at Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and the impact of ongoing conflict. It also discusses opportunities for elevating environment-conflict issues to international policy levels to help save important ecosystems in times of conflict. It is explained that for the past two decades, the park and the surrounding area in North Kivu province have experienced near-constant violent conflict.

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