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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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  • Brochure
    Undertreated Sewage Contributes to Harmful Algal Blooms

    Undertreated Sewage Contributes to Harmful Algal Blooms

    In this short brochure, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, present their plans for an interim solution to Winnipeg's phosphorus woes. Read More
  • Report
    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco)

    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco)

    IISD has carried out an economic and financial assessment of different risk scenarios of the contournement de Rabat, the bypass road in Morocco. The assessment included the valuation of different externalities related to the road project.  Read More
  • Blog
    How Can Sustainability Standards Contribute to Empowering Women’s Food Security?

    How Can Sustainability Standards Contribute to Empowering Women’s Food Security?

    Food security is an intersectional issue and development organizations can use voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) to contribute to empowering women’s food security in agriculture. Read More
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    Leveraging Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: A Guide for Development Organizations Based on the Sustainable Development Goals

    Leveraging Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: A Guide for Development Organizations Based on the Sustainable Development Goals

    Our report, available in English and French, explains how voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) can be used as a tool to meet the SDGs and targets related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    From Flooding to Fire: How the Town of Canmore is preparing for climate change

    From Flooding to Fire: How the Town of Canmore is preparing for climate change

    This case study outlines the Town of Canmore's climate change adaptation planning process and the tool that supported it, the Climate Resilience Express tool. Read More
  • Blog
    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    We explain how President Trump wants the EPA to changes its policies on mercury, and how it could impact the United States and potentially Canada. Read More
  • Blog
    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Recent US legislation to combat algal blooms and protect fresh water shows bipartisan environmental action is still possible—and sets an example for other countries. Read More
  • Blog
    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    Is a newly introduced Goods and Sales Tax stalling India's move away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy? Read More
  • Blog
    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Millions of dollars worth of fossil fuel subsidies could be better targeted by governments to benefit poor women. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    One of the biggest changes in India's energy subsidy policy in FY18 was the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). How did this affect subsidies and costs for coal power and solar PV? Read More