Recent news coverage about IISD
US guidance to development banks puts gas infrastructure finance in question
The US Treasury has instructed representatives at multilateral development banks to support clean energy projects over fossil fuels, putting the fate of several gas projects in the balance.
How the different parties stack up with climate promises in the upcoming election
Aaron Cosbey, economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, talks about the role of climate change in the upcoming federal election and says this interest is driven by the reality of wildfires and heat domes across the country. Cosbey breaks down the different parties' climate change platforms.
Au Canada, Justin Trudeau «l’écolo» a subventionné le pétrole (in French)
«Au cours de la décennie Harper, notre environnement a souffert. Les Canadiens ne peuvent pas laisser cette inaction continuer, le coût est trop élevé», déclarait Justin Trudeau lors de la campagne électorale de 2015 en épinglant le premier ministre sortant, conservateur.
Experts welcome India reaching 100GW installed RE capacity milestone
India reached a significant milestone with the country's total installed renewable energy capacity, excluding large hydro, crossing 100 GW.
Revealed: ExxonMobil, Shell and BP among oil companies paying negative tax in UK on some North Sea operations
Some of the world’s biggest oil companies are currently paying negative tax on their fossil fuel extraction and production operations in the North Sea.
A drop in the climate-change bucket
Ruinous drought offers stark evidence of crisis at hand, experts say.
How asset owners are trying to make a bigger (ESG) impact
During the G7 Summit, IISD revealed a startling fact: the world's richest nations continue to provide $190 billion of direct funding of oil, gas and coal each year.
Water efficiency, climate adaptation not optional for Manitoba: IISD
Despite its thousand lakes, Manitoba needs to plan to use its water more efficiently as it develops a new water management strategy, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
Will Carbon Taxes Level The International Playing Field?
A year ago, the idea of a carbon border tax was more of a hypothetical than an actual plan. But a year ago, the EU had not yet tightened its already tight emission reduction targets.
Bacteria clean-up: Should we let nature clean up oil spills?
Natural populations of oil-degrading bacteria could help to clean up freshwater rivers and lakes after spills from pipelines and trains, researchers have found after experiments that simulated spills in a Canadian lake.
Explainer: The E.U. and U.S. proposed ‘border carbon tax’ policies
In the midst of the climate emergency last month, the European Union and the United States proposed carbon taxes with the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent businesses from moving to countries with fewer regulation laws.
How should Canada finance infrastructure in an era of climate breakdown?
Government and its critics agree infrastructure needs to be built for a changing climate, but a debate about how to finance it will prove pivotal to the type of infrastructure Canadians get.
Rolling out DBT for power subsidy may not be easy
India’s electricity distribution sector is in tatters. Its total debt is estimated to have breached the Rs 5 lakh-crore mark in FY20 and is expected to cross Rs 6 lakh crore in the current financial year.
We Love You, Alberta—Just Not Your Tar Sands
Alberta, it turns out, has spent three and a half million dollars in an effort to find out whether foreigners are unfairly targeting its oil-and-gas industry.
Climate emergency not slowed by COVID-19 pandemic and planet's 'vital signs' worsening
Scientists have confirmed that despite many industries and human activities slowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth's "vital signs" have actually worsened over the past two years.
OPINION: Why African Countries should make this end of the line for harmful fishing subsidies
What drives fisheries subsidies in the coastal oceans of Africa? "Untackling the key issues of the World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) negotiations on fishing subsidies and the free flow of information in a global context is vital."
Europe Is Planning a Border Carbon Tax. Is Canada Next?
Such tariffs on imports ensure polluting producers aren’t just pushed overseas. Ultimately, a global approach is needed.
Fossil fuel subsidies go unchecked in biggest polluting countries
A combination of a variety of fossil fuel subsidy reductions could cut 11.84% from global emissions by 2030.
Subsidies for India’s renewable sector are falling
The government’s push for renewable energy has been one of its main defence against criticism for using fossil fuels.