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  • November 25, 2019

    Fossil fuel subsidies undermine BC’s efforts on climate change

    British Columbia has long held a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly provinces in Canada, but, according to a new report, it is also one of the country’s top supporters of the fossil fuel industry.

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  • November 13, 2019

    New report reveals BRICS governments’ revenues from fossil fuels

    Geneva, November 13, 2019 – As the BRICS leaders’ summit starts in Brazil, a new report is the first of its kind to bring together data on both revenues and subsidies related to fossil fuels in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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  • October 30, 2019

    IISD’s Mark Halle recognized with lifetime achievement award for environmental peacebuilding

    Mark Halle, a senior fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), has won the inaugural Environmental Peacebuilding Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • October 29, 2019

    New data dashboard offers Houstonians tool to measure city progress

    A new website allows residents of Houston to quickly visualize progress across the city and in their neighborhoods on factors such as income inequality, graduation rates, access to transit, proximity of waste sites and more.

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  • September 19, 2019

    Governments should fight air pollution from fossil fuels as they fight tobacco: New report

    NEW YORK, September 19, 2019—A new report launched today has challenged decision-makers, policymakers and political leaders to tackle fossil fuel production and consumption as a health control issue, in the same way that smoking has been reduced and regulated.

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  • September 17, 2019

    IISD releases 2018–2019 annual report

    IISD's Annual Report features highlights such as helping Fiji develop and communicate its first national plan on climate change adaptation, a new partnership to guide investments and decisions on how to end hunger sustainably, and work with industry associations in Canada to find best practices for oil spill cleanup in freshwater environments

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  • August 30, 2019

    IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Genome Prairie Launch Unique Research to Explore How Wetlands Help Clean Up Oil Spills

    Researchers at IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s freshwater laboratory in northwestern Ontario, have launched a one-of-a-kind experiment to explore how to harness the power of wetlands to clean up oil spills.

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  • August 21, 2019

    Erik Davies joins IISD as Director, Reporting Services

    IISD is pleased to announce Erik Davies has joined our team as Director, Reporting Services. He brings over 25 years of progressive management experience in international development and a strong track record in communications.

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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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