Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
Davos, Sustainable Development and an Open Mind
What did a sustainable development professional take away from mingling with the billionaires, world leaders, technocrats and financiers of Davos?Read More
Should Farmers Who Follow Sustainable Practices Be Rewarded?
Meeting sustainability standards can have valuable benefits for smallholder farmers, but what happens when the product fails to sell?Read More
What Effect Will Automation Have on the Environment?
We know automation will change or eliminate jobs, but what impact will it have on energy use, natural resource use and the environment?Read More
Success Stories and a Network on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
Many countries and private sector leaders shared fossil fuel subsidy reform success stories at the recent United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland.Read More
Why Financing Rural Infrastructure Is Crucial to Achieving Food Security
Financing infrastructure, including roads, storage and localized energy grids, will help provide food security for the millions of people living in hunger worldwide.Read More
Why Public Policy Matters When It Comes to Gender Equality for Sustainable Development
Cold statistics on gender equality in government reveal only part of the story; the cultures and processes behind the stats can teach us much more about where we are headed.Read More
India's Energy Subsidies Moving in the Right Direction
India has become an outspoken proponent of renewable energy, but do the facts back up the rhetoric? Is the central government walking the talk when it comes to India's energy subsidies?Read More
Why Climate Risk Disclosure is Key to a Sustainable Economy
It will take significant private sector investment for Canada (and the world) to reach the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. An important first step to securing that investment is making sure climate risk disclosure becomes mandatory.Read More
Our Sustainable Development Holiday Reading List
Looking for a book or podcast on sustainable development to enjoy during the holidays? The IISD team has your holiday reading list ready.Read More
The French Lesson on Climate Change Action
President Emmanuel Macron's failure to engage with the public on fuel price increases can backfire unless France follows Just Transition principles.Read More