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  • December 01, 2017

    India reduces expenditure on energy subsidies by USD 15.4 billion: IISD, ODI and ICF India

    Renewable subsidies rise but coal subsidies remain stagnant, despite increased social costs to India’s GDP driven by air pollution and health care expenses.

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  • November 27, 2017

    Sitting International Court of Justice judges worked as arbitrators in at least 90 investor–state cases: study

    At least seven current and thirteen former International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges worked as arbitrators during their tenure, an IISD study found. IISD researchers identified 90 investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases in which sitting ICJ judges have worked–or are currently working–as arbitrators. A total of more than USD 1 million in fees were paid to ICJ judges in nine of those 90 cases. The full amount is unknown because arbitrator fees are typically not disclosed in ISDS cases.

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  • November 21, 2017

    IISD Welcomes Ambassador Therese Adam to its Board of Directors

    IISD is pleased to welcome Ambassador (ret.) Therese Adam to its board of directors, following a unanimous vote at the board’s most recent general meeting.

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  • November 19, 2017

    Media Availability: With Keystone spill, questions remain about oil's impact on fresh water

    Oil spills, such as the recent spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, will have an impact on the surrounding environment. Experts from IISD Experimental Lakes Area are available for media to break down what we know about the impact of oil on fresh water systems.

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  • October 27, 2017

    Jason Potts Presented with First IISD Outstanding Achievement Award

    IISD is pleased to announce Jason Potts as the recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his vision and leadership in championing inclusive sustainability standards.

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  • October 24, 2017

    66% of Winnipeg’s Homeless are Invisible to the Average Winnipegger

    1,400 Winnipeggers were experiencing homelessness during the first Street Census Survey, completed in 2015. 66% of these people weren’t staying in shelter or sleeping outside, but were still without a home.

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  • October 11, 2017

    92 per cent of Winnipeggers Consider Quality of Life ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’

    92 per cent of Winnipeggers believe that their quality of life is ‘good’ or ‘very good’—up from 87 per cent in 2002. This is according to the latest report from our Peg project.

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  • October 10, 2017

    Lakehead University and IISD Experimental Lakes Area team up to safeguard Canada’s fresh water

    IISD Experimental Lakes Area is thrilled to announce that it has signed a five-year MOU with Lakehead University, making collaboration between the two organizations much easier.

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  • September 21, 2017

    Media Availability: What effect does mercury have on fresh water?

    Mercury can cause a wide range of physical and mental symptoms in humans. IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has a wealth of expertise on the effects of mercury on fresh water and fish, and its impacts on ecosystems overall.

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  • August 23, 2017

    Winnipeggers’ Physical Activity Dips Below National Average

    The latest report from our Peg project reveals that 52.4 per cent of Winnipeggers are ‘sometimes’ or ‘often’ physically active during their leisure time—a figure lower than the national average of 53.7 per cent.

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