IISD In The News
IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.
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Canada needs an inclusive approach to climate action
The Hill Times - March 11, 2020 The impacts of climate change will affect nearly all people across Canada, but to different extents and in different ways; we must remember this as we plan and implement adaptation actions.Read More
Green action pathway revealed: Toolkit to help Manitoba businesses bolster climate-change readiness
Winnipeg Free Press - March 11, 2020 Not so long ago, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce surveyed members on all sorts of things and found more than 50 per cent said climate change was a concern for their business. They also learned that about 75 per cent did not have a formal climate action plan in place.Read More
The social and environmental costs of mining for green energy
CBC - March 09, 2020 The transition to so-called green energy has the potential to be anything but green, according to Clare Church, a researcher with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.Read More
Oil Crash Sends New Shock Through World Crippled by Virus
Bloomberg - March 09, 2020 Lower oil prices could allow governments to cut subsidies and increase taxes on fossil-fuel consumption and use revenues to invest in renewable projects, said Ivetta Gerasimchuk at the International Institute for Sustainable Development.Read More
Flood waters leave farmers with nowhere to go
Manitoba Co-operator - March 09, 2020 Flooding at Whitewater Lake paints a bleak picture of how poor conservation practices can leave the next generation holding the bag when the weather changes.Read More
Why it's time to end corporate welfare for Canada's fossil fuel industry
CBC - March 04, 2020 Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would obviously help Canada achieve its emissions-reduction targets. What's less obvious is how these subsidies undermine our economy, add to the tax burden, and hinder innovation.Read More
AquaHacking tackles Lake Winnipeg problems
Brandon Sun - February 29, 2020 University students on the Prairies have a chance at winning a big prize for solving Lake Winnipeg’s woes.Read More
Lake-Killing Phosphate: Canada Banned It, Indian Detergents Still Use 2.88 Tons/Yr!
The Better India - February 27, 2020 Foaming lakes & polluted water have as much to do with industrial effluents as with the phosphate in our detergent. It’s high time we rethink our cleaning choices.Read More
Elizabeth Warren wants to ban mining on public lands — with one exception
Grist - February 26, 2020 Most of the Democratic presidential candidates have made their views toward public lands quite clear: Extractive industries, like drilling and mining, don’t have a future there.Read More
The U.S. Could Run Out of Metals That Are Crucial to Tech
OneZero - February 22, 2020 Technology has made us dependent on an alphabet soup of rare minerals sourced from the far corners of the planet. But there’s no guarantee that we’ll always have reliable supplies of these crucial resources.Read More