Recent news coverage about IISD
Experimental Lakes teams weather season
The team at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area is celebrating a successful, albeit pared down, research season and preparing to continue COVID-19-safe protocols into the winter.
Sustainable development researcher offers advice to young people fighting for the climate
Sustainable development researcher Vanessa Corkal is not afraid to ask the big questions. Could the $830 million a year B.C. subsidizes fossil fuel companies with be better spent? Is Alberta’s decision to double down on its oil investments wise?
How the Biden administration could influence Canada's climate agenda
President-elect Joe Biden's win means a United States that again plans to act on climate science — a huge shift from the past four years under Trump. Experts anticipate far-reaching impacts: to policy, innovation, and pressure on Canada to ‘step up.’
Community connectors among Future 40 finalists work to inspire others
From Girl Guide leaders to activists and organizers to people working to save the environment, Manitobans from all walks of life are pouring their energy into helping our communities.
Trudeau changes tack as Covid-19 surges
Covid-19 case numbers are setting records across Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is imploring the provinces (read: Ontario, Alberta) to do what it takes to get the situation under control.
Canada, Saudi Arabia named ‘worst performers’ in report on fossil fuel funding
Canada and Saudi Arabia are the “worst performers” amongst their respective peers when it comes to the scale of support for oil and gas production, a new report says.
UK must provide real climate leadership
While the UK talks tough, its agencies have continued to plough public funds into fossil fuels, writes Angela Picciariello.
G20 countries still backing fossil fuels through COVID-19 response
The G20 major economies are “moving in the wrong direction” in response to the pandemic by using stimulus spending to support industries and companies that rely heavily on planet-warming fossil fuels.
Why Renewable Energy Must Play a Greater Role in COVID-19 Economic Recovery
Data shows that, out of the USD 11.8 trillion from 17 global fiscal stimulus packages, 30% will flow into sectors that have negative impacts on the environment.
Can the stain of forced and child labour be removed from cotton?
Ensuring that cotton clothing comes from ethical producers is more difficult than it seems.
Fight hunger and malnutrition by rebuilding trust in trade and markets
Global progress tackling malnutrition is going backwards, with poverty and economic downturns jeopardizing prospects for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
Lake Winnipeg ‘aquahacking’ contest to announce winning proposal Tuesday
A nine-month-long competition tasking young people on the prairies with solving environmental problems facing Lake Winnipeg is about to declare a winner.
Silver particles in consumer goods found to harm fish in Ontario lake study
Microscopic silver particles that are added as an antimicrobial agent to athletic clothing, condoms and yoga mats, among other products, have been shown to harm fish and freshwater.
How Jharkhand's rich households corner power subsidies worth Rs 300 cr
Jharkhand's electricity consumers received a total subsidy worth Rs 1,250 crore ($170 million) during April 2018-March 2019 (or financial year 2018-19).
'Eat less meat to help the climate' doesn't apply to everyone – here's why
More plants, less meat — it's a simple way to sustainably feed the planet's exploding population. But for the millions who depend on livestock to make ends meet, it's not so simple.
Understanding and advancing climate adaptation in Latin America
Adaptation— which aims to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on people and systems and identify opportunities under these new and changing circumstances—lacks a simple mandate that the field of mitigation has had for decades.
Why carbon tariffs could be coming to Canada soon
So-called “carbon border adjustments” involve tariffs imposed by countries with carbon pricing on imports from jurisdictions without equivalent policies.
Tenth of pandemic stimulus spend could help world reach climate goals
The world could get on track to avert catastrophic climate change by investing a tenth of a planned $12 trillion in pandemic recovery packages in reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
BC NDP pledges to review oil and gas royalties
Buried deep in the platform the BC NDP released last week is a single line that could have long-term implications for government revenue and the natural gas and LNG industry.