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.
Greener air travel will depend on these emerging technologies
Electric engines, alternative fuels, and better navigation could reduce emissions—and mitigate the impacts of a global return to the skies.
A Busy 2021 Negotiations Calendar Bodes Well for the Environment
The roster of multilateral events for this year is filling up quickly. Our experts reveal why this leaves them cautiously optimistic.
Building Resilience With Nature: Maximizing Ecosystem-based Adaptation through National Adaptation Plan Processes
This document provides guidance on maximizing ecosystem-based adaptation through National Adaptation Plan processes.
Leading by example on the European Green Deal
In the sixth chapter of The Wonk’s Survival Guide to the European Green Deal, POLITICO looks at the EU’s ambition to serve as a model for the rest of the world in the fight against climate change.
Only a far-reaching climate plan will transform the Canadian economy
As hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, the Liberal government will increasingly turn its attention to recovery, and its promise to make climate change a central focus.
Canada needs to deliver to stem climate change
With Canada warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world—and three times the global rate across Northern Canada—climate impacts will intensify and multiply.
Tories pursue corporate tax credits for carbon capture, well cleanup
Two Conservative MPs are sponsoring bills that would put in place new tax credits for corporations closing oil or gas wells or capturing carbon pollution.
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Conflict and Peacebuilding
Natural resource management and other environmental factors are linked to violent conflicts in a variety of complex ways.