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How can Canada's leaders protect our fresh water from plastic pollution without compromising our health and safety?
Sustainability performance varies between products and transparency gaps abound in the garment industry. This can make informed decisions challenging.
Our Fresh Water Is Seeing More Plastic Litter due to COVID-19: Here’s what Canada should do about it
As part of the changes to our daily life brought about by COVID-19, Canadians’ reliance on certain types of single-use plastics has increased. We explore that impact on fresh water, and explain what we need to do about it.
This policy brief presents and discusses the most recent energy policy developments in Indonesia. It also considers measures designed to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis implemented up to May 2020
After a devastating cyclone struck, the NAP Global Network—hosted by IISD—helped Fiji make a plan to build resilience.
This episode explores the impacts of climate change on mental health, and what we can do about it.
Hear a preview of our new podcast, focused on extraordinary ideas for a better world. Each episode tackles a different sustainability challenge.
Nordic countries are known for combining healthy economic growth with solid social and environmental policies. What's their secret to green recovery?
This report reviews how technology is transforming food systems and how policy-makers and investors can best harness the use of modern technologies to bring transformative change.
This policy brief draws on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker to compare how governments have reacted to the current crisis with how they did during the 2007/08 food price spike.