We know that when the world takes action together, we can make profound and lasting impact. By backing major initiatives like fossil fuel subsidy reform and climate adaptation planning, we will use our expertise to:
- Directly support clean and just energy transitions in Canada and large emerging economies through advisory and advocacy work.
- Advocate for fossil fuel subsidy reform through our Global Subsidies Initiative.
- Increase the resilience of developing countries to climate shocks and stresses, including by growing the NAP Global Network.
- Drive action on climate adaptation in Canada, leveraging our global and Prairies-focused expertise.
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.
Rethinking Eskom: Lessons from electricity sector reform in India and Mexico
As South Africa debates how to reform its struggling electricity sector, this publication reviews how international experience from India and Mexico could inform the debate.
How Can We Support Fisheries During the Pandemic?
We must aim to support businesses, incomes, and food security while creating a more sustainable future for fisheries.
Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes
This report aims to help countries engaged in NAP processes use a gender-responsive approach, regardless of where they are in the process.
We Need a Managed Wind-Down of Fossil Fuel Production
To meet climate goals and avoid further market chaos, governments need to plan the decline of coal, oil and gas production, with support for workers.
Resilient Recovery: Using climate adaptation plans to build back better
Though focused on climate change, National Adaptation Plans offer important assessments of the risks a country faces and can be valuable in devising comprehensive pandemic response strategies.
Potential Implementation Steps of a WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
As members of the WTO negotiate new rules to curb harmful fisheries subsidies, this policy brief examines the potential steps governments could take to implement successful subsidy reform that promotes more sustainable fisheries.
How COVID-19 Could Impact the Clean Energy Transition
Peter Wooders and Ivetta Gerasimchuk met virtually to discuss the impact that COVID-19 could have on the clean energy transition, from renewables to fossil fuel subsidies.
Other related topics
Even though biodiversity is essential to our existence, it is declining at rates never seen before in human history.
In the transition to clean energy, a just transition can minimize negative impacts and maximize positive opportunities.
Conflict and Peacebuilding
Natural resource management and other environmental factors are linked to violent conflicts in a variety of complex ways.