Many critics argue that the current international investment regime is irretrievably flawed and argue for the total dissolution of the regime and its replacement by a regime that focuses specifically on the commitments of transnational investors. The IISD shares many concerns, but has taken a different path and proposed a new model for IIA, with rights and obligations for investors, home countries and host countries – a model consistent with the goals and requirements of sustainable development and the global economy of the 21st century. The current model of international investment agreements (IA) was developed 50 years ago in a political and economic context not similar to that of today and designed to play a much narrower role than those agreements today. This publication contains the full text of IISD`s International Model Agreement on Investments in Sustainable Development, accompanied by an article-by-article commentary explaining the intentions and nuances of the text in clear language. It is important that AI negotiators, who are fighting against the current model, enter into agreements that serve their national interests. But it is also written to engage a wider audience of interest groups who are concerned about the future of international law and globalization. The draft model agreement reflects a series of new approaches to this type of agreement: investment_model_int_handbook_fr.pdf (PDF, 752.32 KB) investment_model_int_handbook_es.pdf (PDF, 2.9 MB) www.iisd.org/publications/iisd-model-international-agreement-investment-sustainable-development-negotiators How can the World Trade Organization (WTO) better support the reform of fossil fuel subsidies? This report examines the challenges and opportunities to combat fossil fuel subsidies more effectively by the WTO. . Enter your mobile phone number or email address below and we`ll send you a link to download the free Kindle app. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device is needed.
A report on IGF members` responses on the impact of COVID-19 on the ASM sector. This year, the annual report of the World Freshwater Laboratory`s freshwater laboratory is inspired by closing hours and years of Canadian summers at the cottage. By Howard Mann, Aaron Cosbey, Konrad von Moltke, Luke Eric Peterson April 27, 2005 It contains an approach to investor commitments that seeks to strike a new balance between voluntary and binding elements by linking dispute resolution to corporate performance; and investor behaviour towards investor responsibility. . . . Howard MannAssociate – Senior International Law AdvisorAaron CosbeySenior Associate This paper in IISD`s Best Practices Series delves deeply into the legal principles, arbitration and lessons learned from the treatment of offsets in investor-state arbitration, while possible reform options are presented.