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.
How Can Trade Policy Maximize Benefits From Clean Energy Investment?
This paper looks at the role of trade policy in fostering the domestic production of renewable energy components in developing countries with a particular focus on wind and solar energy.
Driving Demand: Assessing the impacts and opportunities of the electric vehicle revolution on cobalt and lithium raw material production and trade
This report assesses the impacts and opportunities of the electric vehicle revolution on cobalt and lithium raw material production and trade, with a focus on Chile and Congo DRC
Canada, UK and US should create ‘border carbon’ scheme
Canada should collaborate with the US and EU to design a set of ‘border carbon adjustment’ plans, a think tank has argued – warning that failing to do so could weaken both domestic industries, and Canada’s contribution to tackling climate change.
‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015
The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis.
Indonesia sets eyes on becoming world's geothermal superpower
Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Subsidies for fossil fuels still going up, funds for renewables falling
A new report finds that support for fossil fuels has increased to over seven times the subsidies of clean energy.
Proposed U.S., EU carbon tariffs could benefit Canada
News that congressional Democrats in the U.S. are pushing for a tariff on exports from countries with high greenhouse-gas emissions could benefit Canada’s participation in a global effort to make international trade more climate-friendly.