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.
Despite billions to get off coal, why is Indonesia still building new coal plants?
Not far from the white sand beaches on the island of Borneo, the Indonesian government is building what it calls a "green industrial park." In the ground-breaking ceremony, Indonesia's president said this area of more than 40,000 acres would become a hub for green manufacturing using the country's vast mineral reserves.
A new hope in the battle against climate change
What is hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in the battle against climate change comes from Denmark, one of the European Union’s biggest producers of oil and natural gas.
What the Union budget gets right and wrong when it comes to protecting the environment
Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated 'green' 23 times and 'sustainable' nine times in her budget speech on February 1. She pegged 'green growth' as one among four opportunities that can be transformative during Amrit Kaal, the term first used by Prime Minister of India in 2021, referring to the next 25 years in India's growth. The expenditure budget increased by 33% in capital to Rs 10 lakh crore (Rs 10 trillion).
Fifty shades of green: The union budget's environmental hits and misses
Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated 'green' 23 times and 'sustainable' nine times in her budget speech on February 1. She pegged 'green growth' as one among four opportunities that can be transformative during Amrit Kaal, the term first used by Prime Minister of India in 2021, referring to the next 25 years in India’s growth. The expenditure budget increased by 33% in capital to Rs. 10 lakh crores (Rs. 10 trillion).
Budget 2023: Govt allocates Rs 35,000 crore for energy transition with 'green growth' in focus
The government has allocated Rs 35,000 crore for "priority capital investments" towards India’s energy transition to meet its net-zero objectives, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Wednesday, calling "green growth" one of the country's top priorities for the year.
Green Growth Ranks High in Union Budget 2023-24
Green found prominence in the Union Budget 2023-24 that finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented on Wednesday, January 31, in parliament. Green growth – from green credits to green energy to green mobility to green farming – was among the seven main priorities that made it to the Budget this year.
Indian budget funds green hydrogen push
The Indian government announced its new budget on Wednesday, which allocates $2.4 billion to create a green hydrogen industry in the country. The fuel is considered key to moving away from fossil fuels in hard-to-decarbonize sectors, and has garnered big investment around the world in recent years. The World's environment correspondent Carolyn Beeler reports.
The world loses when Big Oil holds all the cards
Imagine that the future of civilization is being decided at a poker table. The four players are the chairman of ExxonMobil, the distinguished climate scientist James Hansen, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, one of America's most flood-prone cities.