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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
    How Can the G20 Effectively Address Migration?

    How Can the G20 Effectively Address Migration?

    We make the case for how the upcoming G20 summit's core focus—how to strengthen economic resilience and further integrate global financial markets—can help address both hunger and migration. Read More
  • Commentary
    What Is the Link Between Hunger and Migration?

    What Is the Link Between Hunger and Migration?

    In the context of the current refugee crisis—and the rhetoric surrounding international migration—we investigated how international migration is affected by economic growth, hunger and increased agricultural productivity. Read More
  • Blog
    How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public Procurement

    How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public Procurement

    Public procurement is “not a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.”  Read More
  • Briefing Note
    Can We Measure Resilience? Reducing Agriculture’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Can We Measure Resilience? Reducing Agriculture’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Thirty-six indicators make up this framework to promote resilience to climate change impacts and vulnerabilities in Canadian agriculture. Read More
  • Blog
    Une nouvelle loi pour sécuriser les terres au profit des paysans maliens

    Une nouvelle loi pour sécuriser les terres au profit des paysans maliens

    Le 11 avril 2017, le Président malien a promulgué la loi foncière agricole (LFA) adoptée par l'Assemblée nationale 10 jours plus tôt. C'est la première fois dans l'histoire législative du Mali qu'une loi est spécifiquement adoptée pour traiter des terres agricoles. Read More
  • Blog
    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Canada’s new feminist international assistance policy provides a bold and exciting approach to address international development challenges in contexts where inequality and exclusion of women and girls still prevail.  Read More
  • Report
    Standards and Biodiversity

    Standards and Biodiversity

    The Standards and Biodiversity Report analyzes the criteria and market coverage of 15 major agricultural voluntary sustainability standards against key biodiversity parameters. Read More
  • Blog
    Big Data: What is it? How Can It Help Advance Sustainable Development?

    Big Data: What is it? How Can It Help Advance Sustainable Development?

    What is big data and how could it help advance sustainable development? We sat down with Geoff Gunn from our Water Program to learn more. Read More
  • Annual Report
    2016 IGF Annual Report

    2016 IGF Annual Report

    The achievements and objectives of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) are detailed in its first annual report. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    Cities - The engines for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

    Cities - The engines for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

    Cities play a critical role in advancing sustainability through the actual implementation of solutions that bring together the social, environmental and economic aspects of development. Read More