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.
Funding for Canadian Prairies’ water infrastructure urgently needed, but nature offers innovative solutions—new report
The Canadian Prairie provinces’ water infrastructure is aging and depreciating at an alarming rate. However, natural infrastructure can offer a practical and cost-effective solution when scaled up and adopted across all levels of government.
The State of Play of Natural Infrastructure on the Canadian Prairies
We sat down with key experts across the region and reviewed the latest literature to determine how we take natural infrastructure from novel to normal on Canada's Prairies.
State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Sustainable Development Goals
This report explores the role that voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) can play in helping governments advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and better track and report on their progress toward achieving them.
AFRIQUE DU SUD : l’émirien Amea Power va vendre 85 MWc d’énergie solaire à GreenCo (in French)
La transition énergétique s’accélère en Afrique du Sud avec le concours d’Amea Power. Le producteur indépendant d’électricité (IPP) basé à Dubaï aux Émirats arabes unis (EAU) construira une nouvelle centrale solaire dans la province du Nord-Ouest. Le projet est désormais couvert par un contrat d’achat d’électricité (CAE) signé récemment entre l’IPP et GreenCo Power Services, la filiale du négociant en énergie Africa GreenCo Group.
SOUTH AFRICA: UAE's Amea Power to sell 85 MWp of solar power to GreenCo
The energy transition in South Africa is accelerating with the help of Amea Power. The Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based independent power producer (IPP) will build a new solar power plant in the North West Province. The project is now covered by a power purchase agreement (PPA) recently signed between IPP and GreenCo Power Services, the subsidiary of energy trader Africa GreenCo Group.
Carbon capture: Separating fact from fiction
When scientists and activists first raised alarm bells on climate change, the oil and gas industry was a reluctant player. But now, it boasts that carbon capture is one of the fastest ways for the industry to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Rewind: Rush for white gold
The OPEC shook the world and started a new dimension of geopolitical rivalry, can lithium remake this landscape once again?
How to ditch fossil fuels without leaving workers behind
What can Canada learn from Denmark and Germany? As oil demand is forecast to drop, we take a look around the world for lessons about supporting workers and communities through energy transitions. Then, we hear from Canadians in communities closely tied to fossil fuels about their hopes and fears for the future.