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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research including books, reports, working papers and other materials covering all sustainable development themes. 

The IISD Library includes reports, issue briefs, books, working papers and other materials capturing much of IISD's institutional and research history.

IISD's publications are available to download as PDF files at no charge. Hard copies of many of these are also available for sale. See our Permissions & Licensing Policy. We are occasionally able to reprint bulk orders of out-of-print publications (a minimum of 50 copies). For further information on such special orders, please contact the Publications Coordinator. If you have any trouble finding specific titles in the database or have any questions about our publications, please contact us.

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  • Report
    Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option

    Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option

    ​This report presents ample evidence to suggest that efforts by governments to limit flood risk may be consistent with – and reinforce – their fiduciary responsibility to administer good governance. Read More
  • Report
    Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels

    Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels

    This report examines the inventory of federal fossil fuel subsidies in Canada Read More
  • Brochure
    Leveraging Sustainable Markets for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

    Leveraging Sustainable Markets for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

    IISD launched the Leveraging Sustainable Markets for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development project, facilitating poverty reduction among marginalized commodity producers by enabling more strategic and proactive entry into value-added sustainable markets for less-developed countries. Read More
  • Report
    Harnessing the Flow of Data: Fintech opportunities for ecosystem management

    Harnessing the Flow of Data: Fintech opportunities for ecosystem management

    This report explores how new technologies—like big data, the Internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence—can support smarter ecosystem management. Read More
  • Book
    State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Extractive Economy

    State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Extractive Economy

    This report examines voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs), and their aim to promote sustainable production practices in the mining sector. Read More
  • Blog
    Cleaning up Toxic Soils in China: A trillion-dollar question

    Cleaning up Toxic Soils in China: A trillion-dollar question

    In its latest effort to address environmental problems, China has adopted its first soil pollution law. However, how to finance the remediation of the damage already done remains a big question. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

    Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

    This is the first in a series of briefs focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Read More
  • Report
    Adaptive and Inclusive Watershed Management: Assessing policy and institutional support in Kenya

    Adaptive and Inclusive Watershed Management: Assessing policy and institutional support in Kenya

    This report explores existing institutional linkages between gender, water and climate change in Kenya. Read More
  • Report
    Financing Soil Remediation: Exploring the use of financing instruments to blend public and private capital

    Financing Soil Remediation: Exploring the use of financing instruments to blend public and private capital

    A collection of 17 case studies on a variety of financing instruments that blend public and private capital that could be used to finance the remediation of contaminated soil. Read More
  • Report
    Green Finance Approaches to Soil Remediation: International examples

    Green Finance Approaches to Soil Remediation: International examples

    A collection of seven case studies on different financing instruments used to support soil remediation projects. Read More