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.
Nordic Environmental Fiscal Reform
Nordic countries have successfully used environmental fiscal reform (subsidies, taxation and spending) as an economic recovery tool to boost revenues, economic growth and employment while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
3 Reasons Why the Upcoming Canadian Federal Budget Matters to the World
This will be a historic moment for Canadians, marking a potential milestone towards a prompt recovery at a time when the country is grappling with a third wave of COVID-19.
Eskom can be a key player in SA’s transition to renewable energy, a new report finds
A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) suggests that Eskom can be a leader in South Africa’s transition to renewable energy.
Can You Build Peace and Adapt to Climate Change at the Same Time?
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia is immense. It has also been described as the most vulnerable country in the world to climate change. Adaptation planning must start now.
Are Indian companies on track to achieve SDG 8?
Responsible business conduct and ensuring respect for human rights will not only help to deliver the SDGs, but can also bring benefits for companies.
Debate: subsidies versus carbon pricing in European renewables
Renewable power subsidies and carbon pricing schemes are among the most popular projects to encourage clean energy investment, but which is more effective?
Activists in renewed battle with Eskom over new nuclear plant
JOHANNESBURG - CIVIL organisations renewed their long-running battle with Eskom after the state-owned parastatal filed response to the Nuclear-1 Environmental Authorisation (EA) appeal, which could pave way for a nuclear build in Koeberg.