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IISD promotes human development and environmental sustainability.

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    The G-7 and Rising Temperatures

    The G-7 and Rising Temperatures

    Rising temperatures require world leaders to push for developing energy-efficient air-cooling devices and climate-friendly refrigerants.

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Humanity faces immense and urgent challenges

Climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty pose a serious threat to present and future generations. Learn More


Investing in Progress

Public budgets matter. Government spending represents more than 30 per cent of GDP in most countries. More importantly, budgets send signals that move and shape markets.

Navigating Troubled Waters

Our fresh water supplies are under serious threat from pollution, climate change, growing populations, conflict and competition over resources.

Our Food. Our Farmers. The Planet.

Agriculture is on the front lines of nearly all urgent global challenges, from hunger to climate change to biodiversity loss and freshwater scarcity. We provide solutions so that agriculture can act as a driver for change.

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