Recent news coverage about IISD
2013 Commuter Friendly Workplace Award Winner
We won an award! "IISD is excited to be honoured by Green Action Centre and be included alongside the great organizations that are past winners. We are extremely proud of the commitment of our employees, who deliver on our goals of sustainable commuting," said IISD Vice-President Janice Gair.
Lessons From the Past: Securing Land Rights in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
In the wake of the typhoon, reports say land developers are taking land left by residents who fled the storm. IISD's report "Addressing Land Ownership after Natural Disasters" detailed the importance of land to resilience to natural disasters following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Letter from Beijing: disasters, opportunities and inspiration
IISD Senior Fellow Simon Zadek spent a year in China. He reflects on his experience and developing issues such as political economy, pollution, corporate social responsibility and the green agenda.
7 ways Thomas Mulcair aims to change Canada’s energy landscape
Mulcair, a national party leader, spoke to the Economic Club of Canada about his party's policy positions regarding energy. Maclean's notes that his numbers on Canadian fossil fuel subsidies match those in this IISD report.
Powerless: India's Energy Shortage and Its Impacts
This new book by Sam Tranum examines energy usage and shortages in India, both now and in the future. His research is informed by and cites IISD Global Subsidies Initiative's A Citizens' Guide to Energy Subsidies in India.
Central Africa takes steps to improve agricultural investment
IISD's Matthew McCandless and Carin Smaller presented on sustainable agricultural investment at the Central Africa Seminar in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in November 2013. Read the key related publication: Making Investment Work for Africa: What role for parliamentarians?
Video interview on Swiss Financial Television
Ivetta Gerasimchuk sat down for a nine-minute Russian language interview, answering questions on IISD in general, energy pricing, energy consumption, energy efficiency and climate change.
Infrastructure impacted by climate change
This "Construction Corner" article notes that IISD's recent literature summary report exploring climate impacts and risks to key infrastructure is "a paper that owners and managers in the construction industry might want to read as they consider the long-term future of their companies."
Hard numbers present city - warts and all
A report on Peg, a community indicator system for well-being and sustainability, launched by IISD and the United Way of Winnipeg.
‘Social good’ doing more harm than good
Sharmila Ganapathy writes about GSI's Citizen's Guide to Energy Subsidies, providing a Malaysian analysis to IISD's work on transport fuel costs in that country.
Sustainability Through Partnerships: A Guide for Executives
"It is through collaboration often involving the oddest bedfellows, that we vest this generation's hope for addressing the challenges of poverty, inequality and environmental insecurity," says IISD Senior Fellow Simon Zadek. Zadek represents IISD on NBS's Leadership Council.
WTO's Bali ministerial meeting holds fate of Doha Round in its hands
IISD associate Robert Wolfe penned this op-ed asking whether the World Trade Organization (WTO) can function as a negotiating forum. The future of the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations is at stake.
South Africa Breaks Out
Acclaimed economist and Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz’s op-ed on sovereignty and investment agreements, in agreement with the analysis of IISD’s Investment program.
Sustainable Consumption: Stakeholder Perspective
Mark Halle's chapter, Paddling Upstream, was included in the World Economic Forum's book Sustainable Consumption: Stakeholder Perspective