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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 Ways Canada Can Make Progress With the Sustainable Development Goals

    Three Ways Canada Can Make Progress With the Sustainable Development Goals

    How can Canada implement the SDGs successfully? We present three steps that will allow Canada to show it is taking the 2030 Agenda seriously. Read More
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    The Art of Influence: How think tanks make a difference

    The Art of Influence: How think tanks make a difference

    "We like being thinkers, but we are thinkers with a purpose."  Mark Halle explores how think tanks make a difference. Read More
  • Report
    Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba

    Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba

    This report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada. Read More
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    Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)

    Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)

    This document summarizes a longer report that explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada. Read More
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    Tracking Adaptation: Linking research, policy and action

    Tracking Adaptation: Linking research, policy and action

    Improving our ability to measure adaptation progress is not only a key component of transparency and accountability for new political commitments and emerging funding, but it is also necessary to foster effective adaptation through ongoing reflection and learning.  Read More
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    Trends in Adaptation Planning: Observations from a recent stock-taking review

    Trends in Adaptation Planning: Observations from a recent stock-taking review

    This brief provides an overview of observed trends in adaptation action that emerged from a standardized review of efforts in 15 African and Asian countries. Read More