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New Chapter Ahead for IISD President and CEO Richard Florizone

The International Institute for Sustainable Development and its Board of Directors announce today that Richard Florizone, IISD’s President and CEO, will be leaving the organization in the second quarter of 2023 and taking up an advisory role with World Energy GH2, developing Canada’s first commercial green hydrogen production.
Statement January 19, 2023

IISD Welcomes New Deal on Global Biodiversity Framework

IISD congratulates the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for adopting the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which will guide work within and outside the UN system on tackling biodiversity loss and help lay the groundwork towards the CBD’s vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050.
Statement December 20, 2022

IISD Announces 2024 Edition of Trade and Sustainability Hub

IISD is excited to share that it will be holding the next edition of its Trade and Sustainability Hub alongside the World Trade Organization’s Thirteenth Ministerial Conference (MC13), which will take place in the United Arab Emirates in early 2024.
Statement December 19, 2022

New "Fish Forward" Partnership Supports Sustainable, Eco-Certified Fishing in Manitoba

“Fish Forward” was launched at SMITH Restaurant today by provincial, national and international organizations who are working together to ensure that Manitoba lakes are sustainably fished, Manitoba fisheries are safeguarded for future generations, and Manitoba businesses are serving local fish that comes from increasingly sustainable sources.
Press release November 29, 2022

Planned New Oil and Gas Investments Incompatible with 1.5°C Warming Limit

Projected investments in new oil and gas fields by 2030, incompatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, could fully finance the wind and solar energy ramp-up required to stay within this target, finds a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Press release October 24, 2022

IISD Joins Global Battery Alliance

IISD is pleased to announce that it has joined the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) as a non-profit member. The GBA is a public–private collaboration platform founded in 2017 at the World Economic Forum to help establish a sustainable battery value chain by 2030.
Statement October 19, 2022