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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

The list below is a selection of recent mentions. Click Here for other media-related content.

  • IISD launches ‘Sustainable Recovery 2020’ campaign

    Foreign Affairs News - July 03, 2020  The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has launched a website, ‘Sustainable Recovery 2020,’ and a corresponding campaign.

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  • What is tanzanite? It just made this man a millionaire. And proved African mining reforms can work.

    Fortune - June 26, 2020  Earlier this week, a small-scale miner in Tanzania made headlines around the world when he became a multimillionaire overnight after selling to the government two of the largest tanzanite rocks ever unearthed.

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  • Could a shift to renewables drive jobs growth after Covid-19?

    Fin24 - June 11, 2020  While Eskom is in the process of unbundling, the Covid-19 pandemic will have an impact on its reform plan as it has to take into account falling demand, economic shocks and the impact on workers.

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  • Preparing for the COVID aftermath

    World Commerce Review - June 09, 2020  Governments may soon find themselves grappling with investor-state arbitration claims as COVID-19 recovery efforts are rolled out.

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  • We may be in uncharted waters, but we aren't lost at sea

    The Hill Times - June 08, 2020  Canada should remember what we learned during the 2008 financial crisis and our recovery from it.

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  • SDGs in the pandemic fog

    Dawn - June 08, 2020  The novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world, disturbing lives and livelihoods. The pandemic is now affecting world economies as fast as it is taking lives. Sustainable development has halted. 

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  • Transitioning from financial relief to economic recovery

    The Suburban - June 03, 2020  A task force, comprised of a diverse group of professionals and field experts have taken on the mission of putting together a list of recommendations for the government to ease the transition from crisis mode to recovery.

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  • Feds must focus on bolstering Canada’s natural infrastructure in stimulus plan

    iPolitics - June 03, 2020  The federal government has the opportunity to put real “green” in its planned economic stimulus program by conserving and expanding the country’s natural infrastructure.

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  • Fieldwork in the Experimental Lakes Area Adapts to COVID-19

    Eos - June 03, 2020  The International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) sits in a remote wilderness area of northwestern Ontario, Canada.

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  • COVID-19 Has Changed Our Freshwater Use. We Need To Be Careful

    Ottawa Citizen - June 01, 2020  Buoyed by an increased prevalence of lockdown-related good-news stories, such as tales of clearer Vancouver skies and Venetian canals, our general assumption is that the current limitations on human movement will ultimately result in a significant net positive effect for our environment.

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