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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research including books, reports, working papers and other materials covering all sustainable development themes. 

The IISD Library includes reports, issue briefs, books, working papers and other materials capturing much of IISD's institutional and research history.

IISD's publications are available to download as PDF files at no charge. Hard copies of many of these are also available for sale. See our Permissions & Licensing Policy. We are occasionally able to reprint bulk orders of out-of-print publications (a minimum of 50 copies). For further information on such special orders, please contact the Publications Coordinator. If you have any trouble finding specific titles in the database or have any questions about our publications, please contact us.

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  • Blog
     Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    We asked a “pessimist” and an “optimist” to share their hypothetical views about climate change futures. Read More
  • Blog
    Carbon Without Borders: Can trade policy support ambitious climate action?

    Carbon Without Borders: Can trade policy support ambitious climate action?

    The multilateral trade and climate regimes both face unprecedented uncertainty and strain. How should countries advance the urgent need for climate action without resorting to protectionism? Read More
  • Best Practices
    IISD Best Practices Series: The Most-Favoured-Nation Clause in Investment Treaties

    IISD Best Practices Series: The Most-Favoured-Nation Clause in Investment Treaties

    This IISD Best Practices paper studies the most-favoured-nation (MFN) clause in investment treaties and its interpretation by arbitral tribunals, drawing lessons for states. Read More
  • Paper
    Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

    Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

    This working paper explains how different production subsidies currently unlock “zombie energy” from fossil fuel deposits that would not be commercially viable to produce without government support. It also presents new modelling of the global removal of certain subsidies to fossil fuel production. Read More
  • Interactive
    Sustainable Development Goals Interactive Tool

    Sustainable Development Goals Interactive Tool

    Discover how IISD research products relate to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals in different regions of the world. Read More
  • Blog
    Raisons pour lesquelles nous devrions nous inquiéter à propos de la richesse du Canada

    Raisons pour lesquelles nous devrions nous inquiéter à propos de la richesse du Canada

    In a French-language blog post, Scott Vaughan and Robert Smith explain why we need to reconsider how we measure wealth in Canada. Read More