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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
    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
  • Report
    Financing Models for Soil Remediation in China

    Financing Models for Soil Remediation in China

    This report examines seven different types of soil remediation projects in China and provides a "state-of-play" survey of financing models for soil rehabilitation in China. Read More
  • Blog
    High-tech data needed to stop sewage overflows

    High-tech data needed to stop sewage overflows

    Financial sector technology could help as cities struggle with waste. Read More
  • Blog
    The Multiple Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

    The Multiple Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

    We explain exactly what natural infrastructure is and all the multiple benefits that it brings to humans and to the environment. Read More
  • Blog
    Climate at the Crossroads

    Climate at the Crossroads

    It began and ended with two new cabinets and two new words: climate change.

    They were added to the title of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau... Read More

  • Blog
    Lack of competition with new GBP 600 million public procurement deal between the U.K. and Amazon may cost taxpayers

    Lack of competition with new GBP 600 million public procurement deal between the U.K. and Amazon may cost taxpayers

    An online one-stop shop is a great opportunity for sustainable procurement, but the Yorkshire–Amazon example holds some cautionary notes. Read More
  • Blog
    Best City Lists Keep Data—and People—in the Dark

    Best City Lists Keep Data—and People—in the Dark

    The best city list ranks 140 cities globally, but factors of methodology and cost for data are limiting factors in realizing the full benefit of such an index. Read More
  • Annual Report
    A Force for Action: IISD Annual Report 2017-2018

    A Force for Action: IISD Annual Report 2017-2018

    IISD's annual report for 2017-2018. Read More