The science is clear—our climate is changing, and the change is caused by human activity.
We can still make a difference. But we must act together. When the world takes coordinated action, we know profound and lasting impacts can follow.
IISD is actively involved in the two main responses to climate change: adaptation and mitigation. We partner with countries to help them cope with a changing climate and transition to clean energy as quickly as possible. By backing major initiatives like fossil fuel subsidy reform and climate adaptation planning, we use our expertise to lessen the flow and concentration of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and help people build a more resilient future.
Global Subsidies Initiative
The Global Subsidies Initiative was designed to put the spotlight on subsidies and the corrosive effects they can have on environmental quality, economic development, and governance.
NAP Global Network
The NAP Global Network works with partners in the world’s most vulnerable countries to develop and implement plans to make communities, ecosystems, and economies more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Climate Change Adaptation
As climate risks escalate, we help governments and communities anticipate, cope, and adapt.
Fossil fuel subsidies make little sense in a world shifting to low-carbon sources of energy to tackle climate change.
We work to identify wasteful practices, encourage new thinking, engage civil society, and support policy reform.
Energy Policy Tracker
Providing a detailed, real-world picture of the current state of support for different energy types in recovery packages around the world.
Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative
A new initiative aims to support nature-based climate action that protects livelihoods and biodiversity in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
IISD is focused on supporting the World Trade Organization negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies.
Canada’s West Coast can export LNG globally, but East Coast faces pipeline constraints, TC Energy CEO says
Canada's West Coast is positioned to become a reliable supplier of liquefied natural gas, but the East Coast faces pipeline constraints, says TC Energy Corp.'s chief executive officer.
Indigenous-led Cedar LNG seeks regulatory approval under new climate rules
Cedar LNG, an Indigenous-led project in British Columbia, is hoping to become one of the first energy proposals in Canada to win approval in a new regulatory process that is designed to pay greater scrutiny to climate impacts.
Why Canada Needs to Plan for a Steep Decline in Global Oil Demand
This policy brief shows that Canada can expect global oil demand to permanently decline in the very near term, as electric vehicle uptake and other societal changes pick up speed.
Curbing fuel subsidies is only the first step out of energy crisis
Indonesia’s fuel subsidies have been a recurring problem for the country’s economy. For years, they have been weighing on the state budget, providing unjust support for fossil fuels and slowing the much-awaited clean energy transition. But skyrocketing global energy prices could require the country to allocate a colossal Rp 700 trillion (US$46.6 billion) for energy subsidies this year – more than four times the budgeted amount.
IISD Report: India’s State Owned Energy Enterprises, 2020–2050
A study titled “India’s State Owned Energy Enterprises, 2020-2050” was released by the IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development). India has established itself as one of the leading growing economies in support of climate action. It has demonstrated leadership in the expansion of renewable energy, setting a goal to install 500 GW of non-fossil electricity by 2030 and leading the International Solar Alliance. In accordance with the Glasgow Climate Pact, India committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021.
New coalition calls for targets to reduce risk of floods, wildfires and heat waves in Canada
Climate Proof Canada makes the recommendations just as the federal Liberal government is expected to release a climate adaptation strategy before the next international climate conference in Egypt in November.
New Initiative to Boost Natural Infrastructure for Communities across Canada’s Prairies to Launch Tomorrow
A new 5-year initiative to scale up natural infrastructure in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to ensure cleaner water and resilient communities launches tomorrow.
PSUs- the Pathway for India’s Clean Energy Goals to Net Zero By 2070
Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC, and Indian Railways, three of India’s largest central state-owned enterprises, can help the nation achieve its climate goals while also capturing a portion of the clean energy market and reducing an anticipated 22%-28% cash flow gap by 2050 as India moves towards net-zero, according to a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).