IISD In The News
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.
WTO urges quick ban on harmful fisheries subsidies
AFP - October 08, 2019 The World Trade Organization on Tuesday called for countries to speed up talks aimed at hammering out an agreement on banning harmful fisheries subsidies. "It is clear today that the harm done by many fisheries subsidies cannot continue," WTO chief Roberto Azevedo told a conference in Geneva.Read More
Governments should fight air pollution from fossil fuels like they fight tobacco use
STAT - October 01, 2019 Cigarette packages all over the world display health warnings on every side of the box. It makes sense, since tobacco kills as many as 8 million people a year around the globe. Burning fossil fuels doesn’t get the same kind of attention, even though the toxic air pollution it creates kills 7 million people each year.Read More
How a salmon scientist got hooked into a battle over the world’s largest gold mine
Science Magazine - October 10, 2019 A profile of Daniel Schindler, who came of age at IISD's Experimental Lakes Area. This piece looks at how Schindler is now battling to protect Alaska's salmon populations, which in turn has created an even bigger battle with a mining company.Read More
Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option
Reuters - October 07, 2019 Climate change has meant Niger has seen a swift rise in temperatures and less abundant water flows in rivers, in addition to more intense droughts and floods. That is a growing threat to food and water supplies - and the pressures heighten as the nation’s population booms, with each woman having on average 7.6 children.Read More
How to build climate-resilient tourism in the Caribbean
Devex - September 27, 2019 The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-reliant regions in the world, with the industry accounting for more than 15% of the region’s GDP and supporting nearly 14% of the workforce. On the heels of Hurricane Dorian, effective planning for climate change adaptation is critical.Read More
These Ontario scientists survived government cuts. Now they're dumping oil in a lake to save the environment
National Observer - October 16, 2019 Six years ago, federal scientists were almost forced to leave the remote area just over 100 kilometres east of the Manitoba border: the ELA was close to using up the last of its funding before the research site would be shuttered for good.Read More
The bittersweet story of how we stopped acid rain
BBC - August 07, 2019 Acid rain went from being a pollution disaster to an environmental success story. How did scientists at IISD's Experimental Lakes Area manage to prove that acid rain existed, and find a way to stop it?Read More
Northern Ontario researchers test floating wetlands as method to clean up oil spills
CBC - September 03, 2019 A $4 million research project is looking at whether engineered wetlands could clean-up oil spills in freshwater lakes.Read More
Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash 'could pay for green transition'
The Guardian - August 01, 2019 Switching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis.Read More
City tells province more time needed to fight phosphorus
Winnipeg Free Press - August 01, 2019 City hall has dismissed as unworkable an interim solution to reduce phosphorus being discharged from its north end sewage treatment plant and has asked the province for more time to deal with the issue.Read More