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    Four Ways to Empower Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    Four Ways to Empower Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    Many women work in artisanal and small-scale mining, but with little support. Stacy Corneau explores four ways to empower women in the sector. Read More
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    Looking Back on the “Caterpillar COP”

    Looking Back on the “Caterpillar COP”

    Was COP 23 really the 'Caterpillar COP'? Phil Gass and FrĂ©dĂ©ric Gagnon-Lebrun take look back, and remind us that caterpillars are ultimately destined to emerge as butterflies... Read More
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    In a World of ‘Fake News’, Why Think Tank Transparency Matters

    In a World of ‘Fake News’, Why Think Tank Transparency Matters

    Transparify has just deemed IISD â€œhighly transparent” about our funding sources in its latest report. In a world of 'fake news' our CFO Grace Mota explains this really matters. Read More
  • Commentary
    Indigenous Protected Areas, a Way to Meet Human and Environmental Challenges?

    Indigenous Protected Areas, a Way to Meet Human and Environmental Challenges?

    This commentary examines Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and their growing importance in recognizing the rights of indigenous societies and safeguarding biological diversity. Read More
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    Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and the Just Transition: Integrating approaches for complementary outcomes

    Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and the Just Transition: Integrating approaches for complementary outcomes

    This paper goes into detail about the various ways in which FFSR can be consistent with just transition. The scale of current fossil fuel subsidies in the world coupled with the massive financial needs for transition are early indicators of the benefits of approaching FFSR with just transition in mind.  Read More
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    Exploring What Oil Spills Do to Fresh Water

    Exploring What Oil Spills Do to Fresh Water

    You may be surprised to learn that we actually know very little about what happens to fresh water systems when an oil spill occurs. That’s why IISD Experimental Lakes Area is planning a large project to answer those very questions. Read More
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    Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

    Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

    A series of recent reports has revealed a new complexity to the familiar topic of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s “conflict minerals.” Clare Church explores how the trade now not only proliferates outsides of the mobile phone industry, but also outside of the country itself. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    sNAPshot: Albania’s Approach to Integrating Adaptation into Domestic Budgeting

    sNAPshot: Albania’s Approach to Integrating Adaptation into Domestic Budgeting

    Building on an earlier overview brief on domestic public finance options for NAPs, this sNAPshot takes a closer look at how Albania is integrating climate adaptation into its medium-term budget process. Read More
  • Report
    India's Energy Transition: Mapping subsidies to fossil fuels and clean energy in India

    India's Energy Transition: Mapping subsidies to fossil fuels and clean energy in India

    This report maps out the context, magnitude, trends and impacts of India’s energy subsidies. It aims to enhance transparency and dialogue on energy choices in India and to help track shifts in government support from fossil fuels to renewables. Read More
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    When Climate Leaders Protect Dirty Investments

    When Climate Leaders Protect Dirty Investments

    In 2016, global spending on oil and gas projects was more than double the total spent on renewables. That imbalance can be addressed only by restructuring the mechanisms, particularly existing trade treaties, that govern how energy investments are made and managed. Read More