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Voluntary initiatives can lead the way to net-zero but must coordinate standards and get more businesses on board
Voluntary standards and initiatives for carbon management can fill a legal void in climate regulations but limited alignment and a lack of uptake from companies are hindering their impact.
The International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to announce that Patricia Fuller will be stepping into the role of President and CEO, leading the organization into an exciting new chapter.
The development of major gas deposits off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa could fail to boost the country’s economy as predicted, with future demand from European markets far from guaranteed, new research reveals.
IISD welcomes the new joint ministerial statement on fossil fuel subsidy (FFS) reform led by the Netherlands and launched today at COP 28.
Canada’s Oil and Gas Emissions Cap Framework is a Welcome Step Forward, but Not Enough to Meet Climate Goals
Canada's federal government announced a groundbreaking policy framework for a regulatory cap on oil and gas sector emissions, laying the foundation for a sector-specific cap-and-trade system to tackle emissions from Canada’s most polluting industry.
IISD welcomes the Emirates Leaders Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action announced today at the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28).
Governments provided over USD 1.7 trillion in public money to support fossil fuels in 2022—a record high—despite 91% of global carbon dioxide emissions originating from fossil fuels last year, according to new research.
More investment in natural infrastructure could lead to 25% more jobs and 16% growth in GDP for Prairies: New report
Natural infrastructure contributes over CAD 4 billion annually to the economy of Canada's Prairies, as well as tens of thousands of jobs. There's still room for growth: more investment can build greater resilience to droughts, floods, fires, and other severe weather impacts—many of which afflicted the region this summer—as well as increase jobs and GDP.
A major new report finds that governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.
New customizable legal provisions will help implement international best practices, principles, and guidance on responsible agricultural investment.