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.
Subsidies for EVs in India increased 160%, reached record high of Rs 2,358 crore in FY22: IISD report
A recent study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) shows that subsidies for renewable energy and electric vehicles have more than doubled in FY22 at Rs 2,358 crore, when compared to FY21. The rise in EV subsidies is being attributed to growing stability in policies, post-COVID economic resurgence and the increased uptake of EVs that has encouraged growing subsidies on such vehicles.
India's subsidies for renewable energy, electric vehicles doubled in FY 22
India's subsidies for renewable energy and electric vehicles more than doubled in FY 2022, but it will be critical for the government to build this momentum over the coming years to reach the country's climate targets, a new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) said on Tuesday.
Ottawa Playbook: 2022 in 22 numbers
This week, we take stock of the whirlwind that was 2022. Today we present the year in numbers. Plus, we do the math on which lobbyists registered the most meetings. Also, an excerpt from the farewell speech Jim Carr had hoped to deliver in Parliament.
Mapping India's Energy Policy 2022 (Update)
This study gathers and analyzes data on Indian government support for fossil fuels and clean energy for fiscal years 2014–2022.
Oil Set to Become as Obsolete as Landlines, Experts Warn
With all signs pointing to a clean energy "juggernaut" that will leave slow adopters in the dust, Canada needs to plan for a drastic drop in oil demand, say experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
The Value of Incorporating Nature in Urban Infrastructure Planning
Cities around the world are struggling to provide people with the infrastructure they need to thrive. How can nature-based infrastructure foster sustainable cities?
The Value of Water Retention Beneficial Management Practices to Farmers and Landowners in the Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District
This report assesses the economic returns to communities and landowners from implementing on-farm water retention projects in the Seine, Rat, and Roseau watersheds in Manitoba, Canada.