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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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  • Commentary
    U.S. Economy and Workers Have Most to Lose from Tariff Hikes

    U.S. Economy and Workers Have Most to Lose from Tariff Hikes

    IISD economic modelling analysis confirms and quantifies recent predictions that import restrictions are likely to harm the U.S. economy itself.  Read More
  • Blog
    Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs

    Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs

    Four cities in North America are working to track how well their citizens are doing against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more. Read More
  • Report
    Low-Carbon Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: The role of public procurement

    Low-Carbon Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: The role of public procurement

    This report discusses how to leverage the power of public procurement laws, policies and practices to drive low-carbon innovation in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Read More
  • Report
    2017 IGF Annual Report

    2017 IGF Annual Report

    Read the IGF's 2017 Annual Report, highlighting successes throughout the year and how leveraging mining for sustainable development can limit negative impacts and ensure financial benefits are shared. Read More
  • Blog
    Making Biomass Big Business in Manitoba

    Making Biomass Big Business in Manitoba

    Biomass has the potential to be a major player in the renewable energy sector in Manitoba. Now we need to create a sustainable industry for it. Here's how we can make that happen. Read More
  • Commentary
    The Influential Amici in Philip Morris v. Uruguay: A new role for intergovernmental organizations in investment treaty arbitration?

    The Influential Amici in Philip Morris v. Uruguay: A new role for intergovernmental organizations in investment treaty arbitration?

    The role of amicus curiae briefs in the outcome of the Philip Morris v. Uruguay dispute suggests that intergovernmental organizations could play a more useful role in investment treaty arbitration. Read More
  • Blog
    Can Agricultural Growth Poles Solve Rural Poverty in Africa?

    Can Agricultural Growth Poles Solve Rural Poverty in Africa?

    What are agricultural growth poles? Could they help solve rural poverty in Africa? Francine Picard explores... Read More
  • Blog
    Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Nature magazine recently released a letter detailing how fossil fuel subsidies reform could deliver carbon emission reductions of between 1 and 4 per cent globally by 2030. This is what we think... Read More
  • Report
    Stormwater Markets: Concepts and applications

    Stormwater Markets: Concepts and applications

    This paper provides an overview of the technology and financing options available to address the stormwater problem in urban areas. The analysis focuses on policy instruments for incentivising private investments into green infrastructure, specifically through the creation of stormwater markets. Read More
  • Discussion Paper
    Infrastructure Banks: Solutions and best practices

    Infrastructure Banks: Solutions and best practices

    This discussion paper features infrastructure bank best practices and recommendations for countries exploring similar models to support their infrastructure pipelines. Read More