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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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  • Video
    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Researching Eutrophication

    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Researching Eutrophication

    Ever since its inception, IISD-ELA has been researching what causes algal blooms in fresh water bodies. This short video explains our work on phosphorus and nitrogen at IISD-ELA, and what impact it has gone on to have on policy around the world. Read More
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    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Researching Mercury

    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Researching Mercury

    This video explores the groundbreaking work that has been carried out at IISD-ELA to determine what impact mercury has on our water, and how we can best improve it. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Disaster preparedness and emergency management

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Disaster preparedness and emergency management

    This policy brief examines the potential implications of climate change for disaster preparedness and emergency management in Alberta’s cities, and presents options by which the resilience of these systems may be enhanced. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: The built environment

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: The built environment

    This policy brief looks at ways to cities can foster resilience in the built environment. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Electricity and information and communication technology infrastructure

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Electricity and information and communication technology infrastructure

    This policy brief examines ways to build resilience in energy and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as a contribution to building urban resilience to climate change. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Water supply and sanitation systems

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Water supply and sanitation systems

    This policy brief examines ways to build resilience in the water supply and sanitation system as a contribution to urban resilience building. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Transportation infrastructure

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Transportation infrastructure

    This policy brief examines ways of building resilient urban transportation infrastructure to reduce exposure to natural hazards, decrease potential risks by implementing mitigation measures and enhance adaptive capacity in a changing climate. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Transformational adaptation

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Transformational adaptation

    This policy brief focuses on how cities can build resilience to climate change through transformational adaptation. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Urban ecosystems

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Urban ecosystems

    This policy brief focuses on measures related to urban ecosystems that cities can take to build their resilience to climate change. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Agriculture and food security

    Building a Climate-Resilient City: Agriculture and food security

    This policy brief focuses on measures related to agriculture and food security that cities can take to build their resilience to climate change. Read More