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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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  • Commentary
    Joint Submission: Eliminate production subsidies to the fossil fuel sector in Canada

    Joint Submission: Eliminate production subsidies to the fossil fuel sector in Canada

    In this joint submission, Oil Change International, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Climate Action Network recommend that that First Ministers agree in November 2016 to eliminate federal and provincial subsidies to oil, gas and coal by 2020. It also urges the Government of Canada to commit to publicly releasing a detailed schedule in their respective 2017 budgets outlining the specific fiscal measure to be eliminated. Read More
  • Blog
    Reducing Food Waste: The role of foreign investors in promoting efficiency

    Reducing Food Waste: The role of foreign investors in promoting efficiency

    Agricultural investors can help to minimize food loss both on the farm and during transport and storage. Governments also have a role to play in promoting efficiency and reducing waste. This blog explores both sets of interventions.  Read More
  • Blog
    How Canada Should Support Low-Carbon Growth Abroad

    How Canada Should Support Low-Carbon Growth Abroad

    Jason Potts, in an article originally published in The Hill Times, argues that Canada's overseas development assistance needs to focus on realizing the commitments of the Paris climate change agreement. Read More