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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
    Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Nature magazine recently released a letter detailing how fossil fuel subsidies reform could deliver carbon emission reductions of between 1 and 4 per cent globally by 2030. This is what we think... Read More
  • Report
    Stormwater Markets: Concepts and applications

    Stormwater Markets: Concepts and applications

    This paper provides an overview of the technology and financing options available to address the stormwater problem in urban areas. The analysis focuses on policy instruments for incentivising private investments into green infrastructure, specifically through the creation of stormwater markets. Read More
  • Discussion Paper
    Infrastructure Banks: Solutions and best practices

    Infrastructure Banks: Solutions and best practices

    This discussion paper features infrastructure bank best practices and recommendations for countries exploring similar models to support their infrastructure pipelines. Read More
  • Blog
    Canada's Unsung Female Heroes of Life Sciences

    Canada's Unsung Female Heroes of Life Sciences

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science is February 11, 2018. To mark the occasion, let’s look back at some of Canada’s women life scientists.  Read More
  • Blog
    Cape Town’s Water Woes: An uncomfortable parable on climate change

    Cape Town’s Water Woes: An uncomfortable parable on climate change

    Can the current water crisis that Cape Town is experiencing be seen as a parable for climate change? Aaron Cosbey thinks so and explains all. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Measuring Winnipeggers' Convenient Access to Public Transit

    Measuring Winnipeggers' Convenient Access to Public Transit

    IISD has developed a method to track convenient access to public bus transit in Winnipeg, in Canada and globally.  Read More
  • Commentary
    The End of the Line? How to save our fish

    The End of the Line? How to save our fish

    Target 14.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the WTO for the elimination of subsidies that contribute to overexploitation of fisheries by 2020. Mark Halle explains why this matters, and where we need to go from here. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018

    Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018

    This update provides a look at State Budgets from 2017 and 2018, as well as an assessment of liquefied petroleum gas, coal, transport fuels and electricity subsidies. A list of recent GSI reports and commentaries is also included. Read More
  • Blog
    Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    Formalizing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector would bring it into the formal sector through legal, regulatory and policy frameworks. We explore six of the key ways we can formalize ASM to bring about potential benefits to millions. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    India Energy Subsidy January 2018

    India Energy Subsidy January 2018

    A briefing on issues related to energy subsidies, energy policy and sustainable development in India.  Read More