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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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  • Report
    Stories of Coal Phased-Out: Lessons learned for China

    Stories of Coal Phased-Out: Lessons learned for China

    This report offers a summary of several countries’ experiences implementing energy policy shifts in an area of particular interest to China: the transition away from coal to cleaner fuels and a low-carbon economy. Read More
  • Commentary
    Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in Saskatchewan

    Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in Saskatchewan

    This commentary takes a very preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Saskatchewan. Our initial research identifies roughly CAD 182 million in 2015 in the form of financial supports for the consumption of fossil fuels. Read More
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    Quantifying the Challenges of Adopting Sustainability Criteria for Biofuel Production

    Quantifying the Challenges of Adopting Sustainability Criteria for Biofuel Production

    This case study examines the challenges associated with certifying the production of sustainable alternative fuels (SAFs) for the commercial aviation sector. It draws on interviews with producers who underwent certification for sustainable practices, a literature review on sustainability standards and certification processes, and personal communication with professionals from the aviation industry and academia. Read More