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IISD Chairman Emeritus heads World Bank Inspection Panel

WINNIPEG — Jim MacNeill, Chairman Emeritus of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, was unanimously re-elected by the members of the World Bank's Inspection Panel to serve as Chairman of the Panel effective March 1, 2001 until February 28, 2002. The Inspection Panel was created…
Press release February 28, 2001

NAFTA Arbitration Panel Makes Precedent Setting Ruling In Favour of Canadian NGO

Decision favours IISD intervention in upcoming Methanex Chapter 11 hearing Read the Tribunal's decision. WINNIPEG — After more than six months of intense effort by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a NAFTA Chapter 11 Tribunal has set a precedent by ruling that it has the…
Press release January 18, 2001

New video documents climate change impacts on High Arctic

Mosquitoes find their way to the Arctic Circle; The permafrost is melting; A traditional way of life is at risk IISD Project Manager Graham Ashford, Scientist Norm Snow and Rosemarie Kuptana, Sachs Harbour, NWT, resident and Past President of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference are available for…
Press release November 15, 2000

John Drexhage to Join IISD as Director, Climate Change

WINNIPEG — The International Institute for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce that. John Drexhage will be assuming the position of Director, Climate Change on January 8, 2001. "I am especially pleased to have John join IISD," said David Runnalls, IISD President. "He has been working at…
Press release November 9, 2000

IISD Book Argues for a New Kind of International Investment Regime

A properly framed international investment agreement can help achieve sustainability WINNIPEG — Environmental activists are widely credited with (or condemned for) derailing OECD negotiations for a Multilateral Agreement on Investment in late 1998. It took more than environmental opposition to stop…
Press release September 13, 2000

IISD calls for widespread reform of WTO

Years of research by Canada's leading sustainable development think tank/research institute demonstrates a clear need for reform of the international trading system WINNIPEG — The fallout from the World Trade Organization's failed Seattle ministerial conference is still being felt almost a year…
Press release September 10, 2000