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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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  • Blog
    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: how does it contribute to sustainable development?

    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: how does it contribute to sustainable development?

    The strengths–and room to grow– in Burkina Faso's new Agricultural Investment Code. Read More
  • Blog
    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    We comb the IPCC special report to show how Canada already is, and increasingly will be, affected by global warming and climate change. Read More
  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2018

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2018

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy. Read More
  • Book
    International Investment Law and Sustainable Development: Key cases from the 2010s

    International Investment Law and Sustainable Development: Key cases from the 2010s

    This e-book features 10 summaries and analyses of decisions rendered between 2011 and 2018 by arbitral tribunals in treaty-based investor–state arbitration cases having sustainable development implications. Read More
  • Best Practices
    IISD Best Practices Series: Security for Costs

    IISD Best Practices Series: Security for Costs

    This IISD Best Practices paper explores challenges for states in obtaining orders for security of costs and provides model treaty language designed to help overcome those challenges. Read More
  • Blog
    Nordhaus Nobel Recognizes What We've Long Known: Carbon pricing works

    Nordhaus Nobel Recognizes What We've Long Known: Carbon pricing works

    In 1984, Nordhaus concluded climate change is real, its impacts are global and comparable to economic depression, and it's likely to occur in sudden jolts. Read More
  • Report
    Local Content Policies in the Mining Sector: Stimulating direct local employment

    Local Content Policies in the Mining Sector: Stimulating direct local employment

    The paper, focused on stimulating direct local employment, is part of a set of expert documents to substantiate the IGF Guidance for Governments on local content policies, released in July 2018. Read More
  • Report
    Designing Local Content Policies in Mineral-Rich Countries

    Designing Local Content Policies in Mineral-Rich Countries

    The paper, focused on designing local content policies in mineral-rich countries, is part of a set of expert documents to substantiate the IGF Guidance for Governments on local content policies, released in July 2018. Read More
  • Report
    Local Content Policies in the Mining Sector: Fostering downstream linkages

    Local Content Policies in the Mining Sector: Fostering downstream linkages

    The paper, focused on downstream linkages, is part of a set of expert documents to substantiate the IGF Guidance for Governments on local content policies, released in July 2018. Read More
  • Report
    Using Technology to Solve Today's Water Challenges

    Using Technology to Solve Today's Water Challenges

    Eight case studies of organizations using innovative technologies to make better decisions regarding the protection of our fresh water. Read More