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) works to increase capacity on the Canadian Prairies to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
The IISD is focused on supporting the current World Trade Organization negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies by the end of 2020.
Kick-Starting Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy: Key takeaways from global peers
WINNIPEG—Compared to many other countries, Canada is lagging on climate adaptation. The impacts of climate change are already being felt from coast to coast, and the situation will only worsen unless greater steps are taken to prepare for what lies ahead.
As banks flee coal, campaigners turn sights on gas
Environmental campaign groups are switching their aim to public and private financing for natural gas projects as they get closer to winning the battle over thermal coal.
Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: A roadmap
Most Canadians believe climate change is an urgent crisis and are feeling its impacts already. The federal government will soon develop Canada’s first-ever national adaptation strategy and our experts have ideas to make it effective.
Toward a National Adaptation Strategy for Canada: Key insights from global peers
Drawing on global experience, this report outlines key issues and considerations that should inform the development of Canada's first national adaptation strategy.
The G7 Want to Save the World from Climate Change. But Are They Willing to Pay for It?
Climate change has finally cemented its place at the top of the agenda for international diplomacy in recent months.
Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel, It’s a Wall. So Why Are Governments Still Financing It?
If G7 nations truly want to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, they must stop financing fossil fuels.
New Statesman emissions tracker: the G7’s decarbonisation deficit
As world leaders head to Cornwall this week for the first G7 meeting in two years, Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to use the summit to “unite leading democracies to... create a greener, more prosperous future”.