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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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  • Essay
    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How are vulnerable countries managing the impacts of climate change? Here is an overview of the trends that emerged from a review of 15 developing countries—along with our key takeaways.  Read More
  • Blog
    Eight Ways the Private Sector Can Apply the Sustainable Development Goals

    Eight Ways the Private Sector Can Apply the Sustainable Development Goals

    Cory Searcy looks at how companies can start implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in their business. Read More
  • Report
    Comprehensive Wealth in Canada—Measuring what matters in the long run

    Comprehensive Wealth in Canada—Measuring what matters in the long run

    This report seeks to introduce the concept of comprehensive wealth to Canadians and outline why it should be considered an essential complement to the other measures such as gross domestic product. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Biodiversity: Understanding the potential of agricultural standards for biodiversity protection

    Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Biodiversity: Understanding the potential of agricultural standards for biodiversity protection

    Voluntary sustainability standards offer an opportunity to reduce the biodiversity impacts of agriculture and to promote best practices, which can also improve yields and help to feed a growing population. Read More
  • Commentary
    Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in Quebec

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

    IISD takes a preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Quebec, which it estimates at roughly CAD 270 million in 2015. Read More
  • Blog
    China's Low-Carbon Revolution

    China's Low-Carbon Revolution

    Since the US election, many are speculating about the ascendancy of Beijing as a global leader both on trade and climate policy. In reality, however, China had been moving forward on a comprehensive climate mitigation and adaptation pathway well before the US election. Read More