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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
    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    In our work, we frequently come across three barriers for public procurers in their attempt to implement innovative public procurement. This blog discusses each and provides examples of how they are being addressed. Read More
  • Commentary
    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    What does gender-responsive climate action look like? Expert commentary on achieving gender-responsive climate action through women’s empowerment, inclusive policy-making and other innovative practices. Read More
  • Report
    New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

    New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

    New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.  Read More
  • Blog
    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    In the unplanned and informal settlements that abound in Dar es Salaam, flooding causes heavy losses in livelihoods and infrastructure. What does Big Data have to do with this? Read More
  • Blog
    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    June 5 marks World Environment Day, with a focus on reducing the heavy burden plastic pollution places on nature, wildlife and human health. This blog explains four ways we can all make a difference. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

    G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

    While progress is being made to transition away from fossil fuels, this analysis shows that G7 governments continue to provide at least USD 100 billion in subsidies to the production and use of coal, oil and gas that may hinder or delay these shifts.  Read More
  • Report
    The Health Cost of Coal in Indonesia

    The Health Cost of Coal in Indonesia

    This paper looks at the health impacts of coal, including related non-communicable diseases and their costs to Indonesians, suggesting several ways the country could reduce coal's negative impacts. Read More
  • Blog
    Why Social Innovation Is Crucial in Mining

    Why Social Innovation Is Crucial in Mining

    Social innovation has been recognized as crucial for the future of the mining industry. In this blog, we interview Alec Crawford, Senior Researcher at IISD, about his thoughts on social innovation in the sector. Read More
  • Blog
    IISD Contributes to the Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank

    IISD Contributes to the Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank

    IISD applauds the New Development Bank for setting out a clear target whereby two thirds of its portfolio will advance sustainable infrastructure as well as their strategic focus on clean energy, irrigation and water resource management. Read More
  • Policy Brief
     sNAPshot | Funding Adaptation Through Cambodia’s National Budget

    sNAPshot | Funding Adaptation Through Cambodia’s National Budget

    The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes underway in a growing number of developing countries require significant funding that is expected to come from a mix of sources, including domestic public finance, international public finance and private finance. Read More