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Coal phase-out alone will not be fast enough, developed countries must speed up oil and gas exit for 1.5°C
1.5°C pathways propose phasing out coal faster than is feasible for coal-dependent developing countries; developed nations must do more, says peer-reviewed research.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the formation of a new Executive Team, which will support the achievement of our five-year strategic plan, usher the institute through a period of exciting growth, and ensure an integrated approach to our work.
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.
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.
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.
The IISD community is saddened to learn of the loss of James "Jim" Carr, a long-time advocate for sustainability and international cooperation and a former IISD board member and vice-chair.
Canada Delivers on Glasgow Statement Pledge With Policy Guidelines to End International Public Finance for Fossil Fuels
The Government of Canada has released new policy guidelines to end international public financing for fossil fuels and reprioritize support for clean energy by the end of 2022. Today’s announcement is expected to redirect CAD 2.5 billion per year away from fossil fuels.
“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.
Canada reached a major milestone toward a climate-resilient future today with the release of its first National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) for final consultations and an accompanying federal Adaptation Action Plan.
Energy Charter Treaty Withdrawal Announcements Reflect Reform Outcome is Insufficient for Climate Ambition
The wave of announcements from several EU member states of their plans to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty reinforce that efforts to reform the controversial accord have been insufficient to support ambitious climate action.