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.
In energy transition, efficiency and reality clash
Olaf Scholz’s first visit to Canada as German chancellor appears to have pulled the two countries closer.
Ukraine sets plans for ambitious 'green' reconstruction
Ukraine's reconstruction from Russia's full-scale war gives Europe's most energy-intensive economy the opportunity to become a hub for green electricity and hydrogen exports to Europe.
IISD Experimental Lake Area receive major funding
The IISD Experimental Lake Area has received $11.7 million, over the next five years, from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund.
Exportation de gaz naturel de Saint-Jean vers l'Europe: une fausse bonne idée
Alors que Saint-Jean est pressenti depuis plusieurs mois pour accueillir la première installation de gaz naturel liquéfié a destination de l’Europe, une étude et les organisations de défense de l’environnement remettent en question le bénéfice d’une telle opération.
The Current for Aug. 23, 2022
Could Canada's liquefied natural gas (LNG) be a cleaner option in weaning the world away from coal or would increasing LNG production just increase our reliance on fossil fuels? Guest host Nora Young talks to Edward Greenspon, CEO of an independent think tank called the Public Policy Forum; and Nichole Dusyk, a senior policy advisor for the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Germany wants to shift from Russian to Canadian natural gas supplies at 'warp speed,' but developing LNG export capacity could take years
Germany is looking to lean on Canada as it becomes less reliant on Russian natural gas, according to recent comments from German chancellor Olaf Scholz — but the transition could be difficult, as Canada currently lacks the capacity to export LNG, and developing it could take years, researchers say.
Le Canada aurait besoin d'une " analyse de rentabilité " pour exporter du GNL vers l'Europe : PM
Lе Canada étudіе lа роѕѕіbіlіté d’ехроrtеr du gаz nаturеl lіquéfіé (GNL) еn Еurоре, а déсlаré lе Рrеmіеr mіnіѕtrе Јuѕtіn Тrudеаu, аlоrѕ quе lеѕ раyѕ еurорéеnѕ сhеrсhеnt dеѕ ѕоurсеѕ d’énеrgіе аltеrnаtіvеѕ роur ѕе ѕеvrеr dе l’аррrоvіѕіоnnеmеnt ruѕѕе.
Canada would need 'business case' for LNG exports to Europe: PM
Canada is exploring whether a "business case" can be made to export liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said, as European nations look for alternative energy sources to wean themselves off Russian supplies.