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Health issues have attracted the attention of IFRI: dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, role of states, international organizations and NGOs.

Environmental issues are intimately linked to health issues, as well as the evolution of energy consumption policies and regulation. Climate issues are increasingly present in the international debate, as testify the Paris Conference in 2015.

10/12/2018
By: Raphaël DANINO-PERRAUD

In September 2010, China stopped all exports of rare earths and associated products to Japan, depriving Japan’s industry of essential raw materials. This decision highlighted the tensions around the trade of critical materials and China’s monopoly on a group of particular metals. Western...

02/10/2018

During its two sessions (lianghui) in March 2018, the National People’s Congress (NPC) announced China’s most important institutional reforms in the last 30 years. These changes occurred right after Xi Jinping consolidated his power and at a time when stakeholders working in the energy field...

15/02/2018
By: Ivana OBRADOVIC, Michel GANDILHON

The use of recreational cannabis became legal in the States of Colorado and Washington in January and July 2014 respectively. The regulations, based on the examples of the tobacco and alcohol markets, intend to tackle the black market and to protect minors more efficiently. How do these two...

02/11/2017

In the week following Trump’s election, Ifri published a study to identify the likely changes in U.S. foreign policy. From the outset, this election appeared as a change in the U.S.’ trajectory, with consequences on the power relations and functioning of the international system.

07/03/2016

Complementary solutions to national grid extensions let hope for significant improvements in the field of energy access, consistent with current economic and environmental challenges. This Note explores the regulatory and economic prerequisites that must be enhanced in order to support the...

08/09/2015
By: Laura PARMIGIANI

Water scarcity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has traditionally been addressed by finding new ways of producing water. The high costs of desalinated water production are borne by the State through subsidies. As this trend is not environmentally or economically sustainable, new...

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May
2011
Monday 30 May 2011
from 09:30 to 18:15 - Ifri Conferences

Despite the consensus around and the popularity of the concept, the transition of “green growth” from theory to practice runs into a number of challenges. As the Earth Summit 2012 (Rio + 20) on Sustainable Development draws near, it is crucial for...

08
Nov
2010
Monday 08 November 2010
from 08:00 to 16:15 - Ifri Conferences

The objective of this seminar is to try and outline the tendencies, processes or determinants that could affect climate negotiations between COP 15, in Copenhagen, and the upcoming conference in Cancún, and possibly alter its results: the increasing and increasingly visible impacts of...

28
Nov
2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
from 08:00 to 17:00 - Ifri Conferences

The decision to hold this seminar stems from an observation, made and consolidated throughout the work of the Health&Environment programme, that communication is an essential variable in the good management of global health crises.

By bringing together academics, practitioners and...


16
Nov
2009
Monday 16 November 2009 to Wednesday 16 December 2009
from Monday 16 November 2009 15:00 to Wednesday 16 December 2009 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

With the Regulation REACH (EC) No 1907/2006, adopted on December 2006, the 18th, the European Union (EU) aims to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment while enhancing innovation and competitiveness. This new regulation regime represents a shift in the paradigm...

24
Jun
2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
from 09:00 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

With Jean-Claude Desenclos, Scientific Director, Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS), Monique Eloit, adjunct Director, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Didier Houssin, interministerial delegate to the fight against avian...

20
Nov
2008
Thursday 20 November 2008
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Where are we now in the fight against the avian influenza (AI) pandemic? While the disease is not making the headlines as it used to, the fight continues, both on the ground and in specialised institutional circles. The second study of Ifri"s Health&Environment programme<...>

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