IISD In The News
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.
Circular Economy Holds the Key to the Future
Media Planet: Industry and Business - March 29, 2018 “Finland is positioning itself as a global leader in circular economy innovation,” says Scott Vaughan. “It’s the first country ever to set out a circular economy roadmap that advances low-carbon innovation and inclusive jobs.”Read More
La vie aquatique de l’Ontario sous haute surveillance
Le Magazine du Monde - March 29, 2018 "Depuis 1968, des chercheurs mènent toutes sortes d’expérience pour évaluer les effets de la pollution sur la vie aquatique sur 58 lacs de l’Ontario. Leurs travaux ont conduit à l’adoption de mesures contre les engrais phosphorés, les pluies acides ou le mercure."Read More
Privatisation of power distribution: Power consumers willing to pay more if provided quality service
Hindustan Times - March 27, 2018 "Power consumers are willing to take small hikes in tariff positively if they receive quality service and uninterrupted supply, according to a joint study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI)."Read More
Biomass atlas provides map for future sustainability
Manitoba Cooperator - March 27, 2018 "The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has recently released the Manitoba Bioeconomy Atlas, to help Manitobans of all walks and stripes to understand and benefit from an easy-to-access web-based planning tool that drills down and helps map our province’s ample supply of biomass."Read More
EPA brings its final Clean Power Plan repeal hearing to the new heart of coal country
Think Progress - March 26, 2018 "According to a 2016 report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment, automation will likely replace between 40 and 80 percent of mine workers."Read More
Community pasture benefits worth over $13 million a year, study says
Manitoba Cooperator - March 22, 2018 "The report titled The Social and Environmental Benefits of AMCP Community Pastures and led by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has quantified the direct monetary and non-monetary values of these landscapes, including their role in carbon sequestration, soil conservation and support for biodiversity."Read More
Québec offre en moyenne 300 millions par année pour le soutien aux énergies fossiles
Le Devoir - March 21, 2018 "Une première étude détaillée des soutiens financiers de l’État québécois aux énergies fossiles, réalisée par Équiterre et l’Institut international du développement durable (IIDD), démontre ainsi que le soutien financier du gouvernement à la « consommation » d’hydrocarbures a atteint au moins 1,7 milliard de dollars depuis l’année fiscale 2011-2012."Read More
The ICJ Arbitrators
The Arbitration Station - March 20, 2018 "On this full-length feature of a podcast episode, Joel talks to Bruno Gelinas-Faucher about the involvement of ICJ judges in investor-state arbitration, prompted by a recent report from the International Institute for Sustainable Investment."Read More
Can technology turn Canada's oilsands green?
National Observer - March 19, 2018 “There certainly are some GHG benefits from [oilsands research and development],” says Philip Gass, senior energy researcher at IISD. “But the point is that it is still support for continued use of fossil fuels over other alternatives. That’s where it is definitely still a subsidy to fossil fuels even if there is some benefit.”Read More
Technology central to future of mine asset management
Mining Journal - March 15, 2018 "The International Institute for Sustainable Development has said driverless technology increases mining output by an estimated 15-20%, "while decreasing fuel and maintenance costs by 10-15%, and 8%, respectively"."Read More