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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
    Wetlands: Protecting us from floods and saving us money

    Wetlands: Protecting us from floods and saving us money

    Can wetlands protect us from floods, while also bringing us financial benefits? Hisham Osman thinks so... Read More
  • Brochure
    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool brochure

    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool brochure

    This brochure highlights IISD's Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool, which helps governments assess the finanical impact of climate and other environmental, social, ecnomic and governance risks on infrastructure. Read More
  • Blog
    Behind the Scenes of the G20: a Substantive Process Leads to a Significant Statement

    Behind the Scenes of the G20: a Substantive Process Leads to a Significant Statement

    After months of working behind the scenes to help develop recommendations for G20 leaders, I can tell you that it is a substantive process that led to a significant statement. Read More
  • Blog
    Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20

    Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20

    This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement.  Read More
  • Blog
    Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists

    Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists

    Journalists play an important role as watchdogs for many social problems. But with a problem as large and complex as climate change, how can journalists tell stories that spur action and help audiences prepare for its impacts? Read More
  • Blog
    Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?

    Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?

    When it comes to watershed ecosystems in northern Manitoba, we see a need for coordinated strategic large-area planning to ensure that the benefits derived from these ecosystems are maintained. Read More
  • Report
    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms

    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms

    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Results of an Expert Meeting held in Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017. Read More
  • Blog
    From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform

    From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform

    IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on June 18 at the C20 Summit, a gathering that facilitated exchanges among civil society from G20 countries on the upcoming G20 Summit agenda and beyond. Read More
  • Commentary
    United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Fiftieth Session, Vienna, July 3-21, 2017: Submission by IISD regarding the reform of investment-related dispute settlement

    United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Fiftieth Session, Vienna, July 3-21, 2017: Submission by IISD regarding the reform of investment-related dispute settlement

    IISD's participation in the multilateral process in UNCITRAL is aimed at promoting the much-needed development of a comprehensive and inclusive investment-related dispute settlement mechanism. Read More
  • Report
    At the Crossroads: Balancing the financial and social costs of coal transition in China

    At the Crossroads: Balancing the financial and social costs of coal transition in China

    The global decline of the coal industry has led to job losses and mine closures. As Shanxi in China considers how to create new employment in a coal dependent region we review international experience of the tranistion away from coal.  Read More