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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
    Bayer Tightens Control Over the World’s Food Supply

    Bayer Tightens Control Over the World’s Food Supply

    Bayer recently succeeded in a US$ 66 billion takeover bid of Monsanto—the biggest deal this year. While the public wants competitive prices, innovation and choice, these mergers block all three. Read More
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    As Wind Power Expands in China—What's Been Learned?

    As Wind Power Expands in China—What's Been Learned?

    Over the past decade, wind power has taken off in China. We explore the challenges China has faced linked this rapid growth.  Read More
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    Private Sector Investments in Climate Risk Management in Uganda

    Private Sector Investments in Climate Risk Management in Uganda

    This video highlights the role of private sector investments in climate resilient rice value chains in Uganda. It focuses on the experiences of Equator Seeds Limited and Centenary Bank in the Eastern and Northern regions of Uganda. Read More
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    Introducing the International Institute for Sustainable Development

    Introducing the International Institute for Sustainable Development

    We asked IISD's Board of Directors what they thought has made us one of the leading international think tanks for over 25 years. This is what they said... Read More
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    China's Exceptional Commitment to Green Finance

    China's Exceptional Commitment to Green Finance

    Today China is the unquestioned world leader in green finance, and it is using its example to inspire and impress other countries worldwide. And all of this has taken place in a remarkably short period of time.  Read More
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    Wind Power in China: A cautionary tale

    Wind Power in China: A cautionary tale

    This reports looks at some of the challenges that China has faced in expanding wind power.  It identifies the ways that the government has sought to address these challenges and offers recommendations to support expanded wind power in China and elsewhere. Read More