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.
Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC)
The Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC) worked to increase capacity on the Canadian Prairies to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
IISD is focused on supporting the World Trade Organization negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies.
UN, IMF disagree on who should foot the bill of the energy crisis
UN chief António Guterres called for windfall taxes on oil and gas this week, arguing it is “immoral” for fossil fuel companies to reap record profits while ordinary people suffer from a cost of living squeeze.
The Landscape of Financing Strategies for Adaptation in Developing Countries
Draws insights from publicly available financing strategies for adaptation in developing countries and presents emerging lessons for their development.
Investor Perspectives on Accelerating Growth in the Indian EV Ecosystem
This report takes stock of India’s current EVs ecosystem and where the sector may be heading in the future, with a focus on drivers of and barriers to investment.
Modest Modernization or Massive Setback?
What could the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty mean for the global climate agenda and the energy transition? This new paper analyzes the agreement in principle announced in June.
Seize Energy Transition Funding Opportunity
Indonesia's energy transition requires significant investment to develop renewable energy generation, clean fuels, power grids, and energy storage. However, Indonesia also has a huge opportunity to attract investment in the renewable energy sector while developing innovative financing instruments.
Jamaica launches gender and climate change strategy and action plan
Jamaica has launched a gender and climate change strategy and action plan (GCCSAP) that it says has been developed and guided by a national gender and climate change assessment, which provided an overview of the policy and institutional contexts for gender-responsive climate action.
Is it just the heat, or does the concept of 'uneconomic growth' make a lot more sense now?
Something to ponder if you’re stuck in one of the many places so hot now that sitting in a darkened room is recommended, giving you more time alone with your thoughts: are we paying the price for a big mistake?
Achieving a Just Energy Transition in Indonesia
This brief is the fifth and final briefing of the IISD's series Achieving a Fossil Free Recovery in Indonesia. It looks at how the Government of Indonesia can make sure its energy transition and recovery are based on the principles of a just transition.