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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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