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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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  • Video
    A discussion of the IISD-ELA inspired play 'The Watershed'

    A discussion of the IISD-ELA inspired play 'The Watershed'

    'The Watershed', a play inspired by IISD Experimental Lakes Area, is coming to Winnipeg! Hear IISD-ELA's executive director, Matt McCandless speak with the playwright Annabel Soutar about the play and the new era of the world famous research site. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    Private Investments and Agriculture: The importance of integrating sustainability into planning and implementation

    Private Investments and Agriculture: The importance of integrating sustainability into planning and implementation

    Recently, we have seen an increase in large-scale investment into agriculture. An important policy question is to what extent these large-scale agricultural investment contribute to improving local livelihoods, as well as economic and environmental conditions. Read More
  • Blog
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

    Melissa Harris takes a look at the recent Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, focusing on government leadership. Read More
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    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: International Leadership

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: International Leadership

    In one in a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun explains what the Framework will mean for Canada's international leadership on climate change. Read More
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    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Industry

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Industry

    In the third of a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Amin Asadollahi explores what the framework will mean for industry. Read More
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    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Electricity

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Electricity

    In the second of a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Phil Gass explores what the framework will mean for the electricity sector. Read More