Recent news coverage about IISD
IEA: End fossil fuel expansion now for net zero energy emissions by 2050
The International Energy Agency has mapped a path to net zero emissions for the first time – and it involves ending investment in new coal, oil and gas production today.
Fear of climate change rust belt has governments considering carbon border levy
If you thought Canada's domestic carbon tax was controversial, just wait for its new global equivalent now being negotiated behind closed doors, say Canadians who have been following its progress.
Better road infrastructure improves the quality of life of our community
These public spaces gave us a sense of normalcy in the midst of the pandemic—something that crowded cities could only wish for in these challenging times.
Responsible investing: Old concept, modern usage
Responsible investing aligns investments with the investor’s personal values. Although an ancient concept, its need is being felt again in today’s fractured world.
Panama shortchanged in mining contract as copper booms
In those countries where mining is an important activity, the increase in the royalty rate or the percentage of taxes is being considered at all levels and with urgency.
‘We really need to understand this’ ELA to study effects of anti-depressants on fish
Products that residents use each day like plastic products and anti-depressants may be making their way into local waterways, something researchers with the IISD Experimental Lakes Area will be studying this summer.
Can Canada reach its emissions targets while still producing so much oil and gas?
The problem for Canada is that "we are major oil and gas producers in this country — and that is not only a major source of our domestic emissions here, but also in terms of the global climate impact, it has a very, very big footprint."
Researchers study antidepressants and plastics in NW Ontario lakes
KENORA, Ont. — Scientists working in the IISD Experimental Lakes Area want to know how microplastics and antidepressants are affecting aquatic life.
Priorities For Improving Carbon Regulation in Kazakhstan
The Global Climate Leaders’ Summit, held on 22 April 21 at the initiative of US President Joe Biden, clearly demonstrated the readiness of the countries of the world to cooperate in countering the climate threat.
Art And Science Combine In Costa Rica To Depict Climate Change
Funded by the Canadian International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the artists created the works following an exchange with a scholarly foundation that documented the impact of global warming.
Talking trash: SNC has same goals, but a different approach to cleanup
The International Institute for Sustainable Development says the COVID-19 pandemic has Canadians using more single use plastics than ever before.
Certification insulates cotton against market shocks
GENEVA – A new policy brief released by a major global think tank claims that compliance with voluntary sustainability standards can help smallholder cotton farmers to be more resilient to global shocks – such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the four main federal parties’ climate plans stack up
Infused throughout the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that Parliament acted constitutionally when it passed the Liberal government’s carbon pricing law is the logic that the provinces are incapable of fully acting on the climate crisis themselves.
Farmers’ group wants cash for ‘climate-friendly’ agriculture in budget
An organization representing more than 20,000 farmers across the country is urging the federal government to follow a key takeaway from a report it recently published on Canada’s shortcomings in agro-environmental policy.
New report says Ottawa spent billions supporting fossil fuel industry in 2020
A report released today by the Canadian environment organization Environmental Defence calculates that the federal government delivered $18 billion in subsidies and other forms of financial support to the country’s fossil fuel industry in 2020.
3 Reasons Why the Upcoming Canadian Federal Budget Matters to the World
This will be a historic moment for Canadians, marking a potential milestone towards a prompt recovery at a time when the country is grappling with a third wave of COVID-19.
Eskom can be a key player in SA’s transition to renewable energy, a new report finds
A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) suggests that Eskom can be a leader in South Africa’s transition to renewable energy.
Are Indian companies on track to achieve SDG 8?
Responsible business conduct and ensuring respect for human rights will not only help to deliver the SDGs, but can also bring benefits for companies.
Experimental Lakes Area near Kenora gets $180K in federal funds for planned climate centre
FedNor funding will be used to help get the Centre for Climate and Lake Learning in Ontario shovel ready.