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  • August 06, 2019

    Calcium levels in freshwater lakes declining in Europe and North America with negative impacts on some species, new study

    A new global study of how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world has revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms.

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  • August 06, 2019

    India’s coal power sector dragging its feet to address avoidable air pollution

    New Delhi, August 6, 2019 – Most coal-fired power plants in India have not installed pollution control technology, although the Central Government revised emissions standards almost four years ago.A new analysis estimates the cost of installing technology to control for sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter (among others) at between INR 73,000 crore (USD 10 billion) and INR 86...

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  • July 31, 2019

    Ontario provides roughly CAD 700 million annually to subsidize fossil fuels at a time of fiscal constraint, new report shows

    Ontario, a province undergoing an aggressive push to balance its budget after projecting a deficit of CAD 11.7 billion in 2018/19, still provides roughly CAD 700 million in subsidies to fossil fuels that increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change, according to a new study.

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  • July 17, 2019

    IISD wins big in global Think Tank Awards

    IISD brought home three top honours at the prestigious 2019 Think Tank Awards, presented by Prospect Magazine. The accolades include 2019’s Think Tank to Watch, given to an innovative think tank that is “on the move.”

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  • June 25, 2019

    G20 Support to Coal Power Plants Increases By More Than Double: Report

    G20 governments have more than doubled the amount of financial support they provide to coal power plants in just three years, despite pledging a decade ago to phase out subsidies to all fossil fuels and help prevent catastrophic climate change.

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  • June 17, 2019

    Reforming Subsidies Could Help Pay for a Clean Energy Revolution: Report

    Reforming the USD 372 billion countries spend each year on fossil fuel subsidies and reallocating between 10 and 30 per cent of the savings to renewable projects would help support a transition to clean energy.

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  • June 11, 2019

    IISD President and CEO Executive Search

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development is seeking to recruit its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • June 06, 2019

    Standard-Compliant Coffee Production is Rising, with Growth from Least Developed Countries

    The amount of coffee produced in compliance with voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) is increasing at a higher rate than the overall sector, with significant growth coming from countries with low human development.

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  • May 21, 2019

    Ontario Supporting Freshwater Research and Education

    Ontario's government is  investing in a unique, world-renowned northern research facility to help protect the province's freshwater ecosystems.

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  • May 07, 2019

    Indonesia Would Benefit from Removing Coal Price Cap: report

    18 trillion IDR consumer subsidy locks in air pollution, raises costs of renewable energyJakarta, May 7, 2019 – A new report calls for the Government of Indonesia to remove its price cap on mandatory sales of local coal to Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state-owned electricity company.Released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Indonesia's Coal Price Cap: A...

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