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Governments provided over USD 1.7 trillion in public money to support fossil fuels in 2022—a record high—despite 91% of global carbon dioxide emissions originating from fossil fuels last year, according to new research.
More investment in natural infrastructure could lead to 25% more jobs and 16% growth in GDP for Prairies: New report
Natural infrastructure contributes over CAD 4 billion annually to the economy of Canada's Prairies, as well as tens of thousands of jobs. There's still room for growth: more investment can build greater resilience to droughts, floods, fires, and other severe weather impacts—many of which afflicted the region this summer—as well as increase jobs and GDP.
A major new report finds that governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.
New customizable legal provisions will help implement international best practices, principles, and guidance on responsible agricultural investment.
Integrating Standards in South–South Trade Policies Can Improve Producers' Livelihoods, New Report Shows
New report explores how governments in developing countries are using sustainability standards in trade policy to ensure that growth in South–South trade benefits farmers and the environment.
A new study conducted at IISD-ELA found that the movement of water between freshwater bodies can transport eDNA which complicates the question of how accurately it can be used to monitor species.
The Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) initiative will use nature-based solutions to support local communities in adapting to climate change while safeguarding critical ecosystems in and around protected areas.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) welcomes Canada's CAD 200 million pledge to the newly ratified Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, announced today at the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) by Ministers Hussen and Guilbeault.
In 2022, G20 members spent USD 1.4 trillion to support fossil fuels and could raise an additional USD 1 trillion per year by establishing a carbon tax floor of USD 25–50/tCO2e. These funds could help solve some of the most pressing global issues, according to a new report released today.
Microplastics now pervasive in Great Lakes, with 90% of water samples surpassing safe levels for aquatic wildlife: new studies
Data spanning the last ten years reveal that the Great Lakes basin is widely contaminated with microplastics, with potentially dangerous consequences for the wildlife that live within.