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.
EXPLAINER-Obscure energy treaty threatens huge state losses over climate action
British oil and gas company Rockhopper has won more than £210 million ($245 million) in a lawsuit over Italy’s ban on offshore drilling, fuelling concern among climate experts about the impact of a controversial energy treaty used to bring the claim.
Le Canada assiste à la renaissance du GNL sur la côte ouest alors que le monde se bat pour trouver du gaz.
Le Canada tente une deuxième fois de développer une industrie d'exportation de gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL) sur sa côte ouest, dix ans après que la flambée des coûts et l'opposition des autochtones aient fait dérailler une précédente vague de projets de terminaux GNL.
Canada sees west coast LNG revival as world scrambles for gas
Canada is taking a second crack at developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry on its west coast a decade after soaring costs and indigenous opposition derailed a previous wave of proposed LNG terminals.
Background Note on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
As fossil fuel subsidies are expected to swell following rapidly rising energy prices, IISD offers a background note on the rationale and international initiatives for reforming fossil fuel subsidies.
Les écologistes saluent le nouveau pacte Canada-Allemagne sur l’hydrogène
Lеѕ grоuреѕ dе défеnѕе dе l’еnvіrоnnеmеnt оnt ассuеіllі аvес рrudеnсе un nоuvеl ассоrd еntrе lеѕ gоuvеrnеmеntѕ аllеmаnd еt саnаdіеn роur соmmеnсеr à ехрédіеr dе l’hydrоgènе à trаvеrѕ l’Аtlаntіquе dèѕ 2025, аlоrѕ quе lеѕ dеuх раyѕ ѕе tоurnеnt vеrѕ dеѕ énеrgіеѕ рluѕ rеnоuvеlаblеѕ.
Environmentalists welcome new Canada-Germany hydrogen pact
Environmental rights groups have cautiously welcomed a new agreement between the German and Canadian governments to begin shipping hydrogen across the Atlantic as early as 2025, as the two countries shift towards more renewable energy.
Preparing Financing Strategies for Adaptation: Emerging good practices
Amid a growing interest in the preparation of financing strategies for adaptation, new research aims to unpack what the scope of these strategies should entail, what constitutes good practices for their development, and whether these strategies are truly effective.
The 'spongy' cities of the future
Tangled mats of muddy vegetation line the footpaths of Underwood Park, a narrow stripe of green winding along a creek beneath the small volcanic cone of Ōwairaka (Mt Albert) in Auckland, New Zealand. In the water, clumps of sticks and the occasional plastic bag are marooned on protruding rocks and branches.