Recent news coverage about IISD
Local student wins prestigious international award
A Grade 12 student from Sarnia’s St. Patrick’s High School has won the top prize at an international water awards ceremony in Stockholm. Annabelle Rayson represented Canada on Tuesday by receiving the prestigious 2022 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
Exclusive: India's long awaited green hydrogen policy revealed
With a $2.5 billion (INR ~199 billion) plan to boost hydrogen production and demand in the country, India is betting on the fuel to help achieve its 2070 net zero target.
District Climate Vulnerability Assessments Begins across Ghana
A district-specific climate change vulnerability assessments programme has been initiated across Ghana as part of Ghana’s National Adaptation Planning (NAP) programme. The initiative is part of climate action activities to understand climate impacts at the local level and to build adaptive capacity and resilience to reduce vulnerability.
Sarnia student's science fair entry wins international prize
A Sarnia high school student has won top prize at an international science fair competition. Annabelle Rayson, a Grade 12 student at St. Patrick’s Catholic high school, was named the winner among 36 international entries at this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize Awards for her project, which was also a winner at the Canada-wide Science Fair and Lambton County Science Fair.
Creating an architecture for net zero emissions
As per a recent report published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, fossil fuels account for around 76% of India’s total primary energy supply. 18% of the total revenue of the Government is derived from fossil fuels. Against this backdrop, India is set to take a giant leap by the passing of the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill) by the Lok Sabha on August 8, 2022.
EXPLAINER-Obscure energy treaty threatens huge state losses over climate action
British oil and gas company Rockhopper has won more than £210 million ($245 million) in a lawsuit over Italy’s ban on offshore drilling, fuelling concern among climate experts about the impact of a controversial energy treaty used to bring the claim.
Le Canada assiste à la renaissance du GNL sur la côte ouest alors que le monde se bat pour trouver du gaz.
Le Canada tente une deuxième fois de développer une industrie d'exportation de gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL) sur sa côte ouest, dix ans après que la flambée des coûts et l'opposition des autochtones aient fait dérailler une précédente vague de projets de terminaux GNL.
Canada sees west coast LNG revival as world scrambles for gas
Canada is taking a second crack at developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry on its west coast a decade after soaring costs and indigenous opposition derailed a previous wave of proposed LNG terminals.
Les écologistes saluent le nouveau pacte Canada-Allemagne sur l’hydrogène
Lеѕ grоuреѕ dе défеnѕе dе l’еnvіrоnnеmеnt оnt ассuеіllі аvес рrudеnсе un nоuvеl ассоrd еntrе lеѕ gоuvеrnеmеntѕ аllеmаnd еt саnаdіеn роur соmmеnсеr à ехрédіеr dе l’hydrоgènе à trаvеrѕ l’Аtlаntіquе dèѕ 2025, аlоrѕ quе lеѕ dеuх раyѕ ѕе tоurnеnt vеrѕ dеѕ énеrgіеѕ рluѕ rеnоuvеlаblеѕ.
Environmentalists welcome new Canada-Germany hydrogen pact
Environmental rights groups have cautiously welcomed a new agreement between the German and Canadian governments to begin shipping hydrogen across the Atlantic as early as 2025, as the two countries shift towards more renewable energy.
The 'spongy' cities of the future
Tangled mats of muddy vegetation line the footpaths of Underwood Park, a narrow stripe of green winding along a creek beneath the small volcanic cone of Ōwairaka (Mt Albert) in Auckland, New Zealand. In the water, clumps of sticks and the occasional plastic bag are marooned on protruding rocks and branches.
In energy transition, efficiency and reality clash
Olaf Scholz’s first visit to Canada as German chancellor appears to have pulled the two countries closer.
New report highlights ways to fill Canada's phosphorus gap amid global supply constraints
In 1669, German alchemist Hennig Brand was looking for a way to create gold when he boiled down gallons of urine and heated the smelly residue to a high temperature. The result was not the hoped-for precious metal but a pale solid that glows in the dark and burns brilliantly when exposed to air. Brand dubbed his discovery phosphorus, the Greek word for "light bearer."
Ukraine sets plans for ambitious 'green' reconstruction
Ukraine's reconstruction from Russia's full-scale war gives Europe's most energy-intensive economy the opportunity to become a hub for green electricity and hydrogen exports to Europe.
IISD Experimental Lake Area receive major funding
The IISD Experimental Lake Area has received $11.7 million, over the next five years, from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund.
Exportation de gaz naturel de Saint-Jean vers l'Europe: une fausse bonne idée
Alors que Saint-Jean est pressenti depuis plusieurs mois pour accueillir la première installation de gaz naturel liquéfié a destination de l’Europe, une étude et les organisations de défense de l’environnement remettent en question le bénéfice d’une telle opération.
The Current for Aug. 23, 2022
Could Canada's liquefied natural gas (LNG) be a cleaner option in weaning the world away from coal or would increasing LNG production just increase our reliance on fossil fuels? Guest host Nora Young talks to Edward Greenspon, CEO of an independent think tank called the Public Policy Forum; and Nichole Dusyk, a senior policy advisor for the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Germany wants to shift from Russian to Canadian natural gas supplies at 'warp speed,' but developing LNG export capacity could take years
Germany is looking to lean on Canada as it becomes less reliant on Russian natural gas, according to recent comments from German chancellor Olaf Scholz — but the transition could be difficult, as Canada currently lacks the capacity to export LNG, and developing it could take years, researchers say.
Le Canada aurait besoin d'une " analyse de rentabilité " pour exporter du GNL vers l'Europe : PM
Lе Canada étudіе lа роѕѕіbіlіté d’ехроrtеr du gаz nаturеl lіquéfіé (GNL) еn Еurоре, а déсlаré lе Рrеmіеr mіnіѕtrе Јuѕtіn Тrudеаu, аlоrѕ quе lеѕ раyѕ еurорéеnѕ сhеrсhеnt dеѕ ѕоurсеѕ d’énеrgіе аltеrnаtіvеѕ роur ѕе ѕеvrеr dе l’аррrоvіѕіоnnеmеnt ruѕѕе.
Canada would need 'business case' for LNG exports to Europe: PM
Canada is exploring whether a "business case" can be made to export liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said, as European nations look for alternative energy sources to wean themselves off Russian supplies.