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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

The list below is a selection of recent mentions. Click Here for other media-related content.

  • Liberal Women's Commission proposes environmental rights bill at Halifax convention

    National Observer - April 20, 2018  "The International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates that Canada loses $36 billion per year to health care costs and lost productivity associated with pollution-related illnesses."

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  • Freshwater World

    The National Film Board of Canada - April 12, 2018  In this film from 1974, Giles Walker takes a look at a variety of projects undertaken by scientists at Environment Canada's Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg to study the processes that pollute or disrupt clean and balanced freshwater environments. Beautiful footage of IISD Experimental Lakes Area starts at 3:28.

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  • A wish list for an environmentally friendly NAFTA

    Mongabay - April 11, 2018  “You get what you pay for,” Scott Vaughan of the IISD said. “While the CEC has always been pretty low-profile, it’s done a lot of good work and improved our understanding of the state of the environment across North America.”

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  • Canadian lakes serve as windows into Earth's origins

    The Weather Network - April 09, 2018  "The Lake Matano discoveries had special significance for Dr. Sherry Schiff in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her long history of studying freshwater habitats, including those at IISD-ELA in northern Ontario, helped her formulate a hypothesis."

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  • Canadian corporations are suing developing countries for billions of dollars

    The National Observer - April 09, 2018  "Howard Mann, a senior law advisor at the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development, says ISDS cases can impede sustainable development, especially when governments are already struggling to pay the bills. “If governments are paying billions of dollars to settle claims, they’re not spending it on education, health or local infrastructure.”"

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  • Sewage SOS

    Winnipeg Free Press - April 07, 2018  IISD Experimental Lakes Area's Scott Higgins contributes a piece to this insert in the Winnipeg Free Press, explaining the science of phosphorus and algae.

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  • Climate Atlas of Canada Launched at the ROM Today

    Water Canada - April 04, 2018  "The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines data from 12 climate models, regional maps, and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions."

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  • Preserving Prairie pastures more important than ever

    Winnipeg Free Press - March 31, 2018  "[T]he Association of Manitoba Community Pastures [...] worked with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Saskatchewan to measure the direct monetary and non-monetary value the 19 remaining Manitoba pastures provide by way of environmental, social and economic benefits."

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  • Kontribusi Energi Baru di Indonesia Dinilai Stagnan

    CNBC Indonesia - March 29, 2018  (Tagalog-language article) "Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), bagian dari International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), mengungkapkan bahwa porsi energi baru dalam bauran energi Indonesia tidak meningkat sejak pertama kali diterbitkan."

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  • UP discoms need to balance between income and expenditure (Comment)

    Business Standard - March 29, 2018  "A detailed study on consumer perceptions towards tariff reform by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) found that households and farmers have no generalised sense of entitlement to free electricity."

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