Recent news coverage about IISD
In Search of Prosperity - Oil and Alberta's Future
What does the future look like for Canadian oil and gas? And how can decision-makers take action today to position Alberta, Newfoundland and other fossil-resource dependent economies to prosper?
Front Burner Podcast ep. 209: Have the Liberals met the climate change moment?
The Liberal government has been criticized for not acting substantially enough on the climate crisis. Former environment and current Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna defends her party’s actions on the issue.
Canada, UK and US should create ‘border carbon’ scheme
Canada should collaborate with the US and EU to design a set of ‘border carbon adjustment’ plans, a think tank has argued – warning that failing to do so could weaken both domestic industries, and Canada’s contribution to tackling climate change.
‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015
The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis.
Indonesia sets eyes on becoming world's geothermal superpower
Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Subsidies for fossil fuels still going up, funds for renewables falling
A new report finds that support for fossil fuels has increased to over seven times the subsidies of clean energy.
Proposed U.S., EU carbon tariffs could benefit Canada
News that congressional Democrats in the U.S. are pushing for a tariff on exports from countries with high greenhouse-gas emissions could benefit Canada’s participation in a global effort to make international trade more climate-friendly.
Checking in on the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations
Alice Tipping speaks with the BBC World Service about the state of negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the WTO.
Canadian government risks $18.5 billion backing fossil fuels
A report just out from IISD shows that regional and federal Canadian government organizations collectively subsidized some CAD 23 billion in tar sands, oil and gas pipelines in the last three years.
EU enters trade fray with carbon border levy plan
After years of debate, the European Commission has unveiled its proposed carbon border levy. It is bold, complicated, controversial – and its prospects are far from certain.
The National: EU Fit for 55 and What CBAM Means for Canada
Aaron Cosbey speaks with The National about the latest update to the EU's Green Deal and why border carbon adjustments will soon need to be put into place in Canada.
Canadian firm looks for oil in Namibia: Are we ignoring our Paris commitments?
Reconnaissance Energy Africa (Recon), a small-cap Canadian mining company, is exploring for oil and gas in Namibia’s Kavango River Basin. Industry experts say this may be the largest oil play of the decade.
Reforming global fossil fuel subsidies: How the United States can restart international cooperation
Globally, governments spend more than $500 billion on subsidies for fossil fuels that contribute to inefficiency, inequity, and negative externalities.
It will cost as much as $1 trillion to repair Canada's energy infrastructure to handle intense weather
The record heat wave that swept across Western Canada in late June caused hundreds of fatalities and left houses and infrastructure smouldering in ashes.
IISD: Canada, EU should seek negotiated agreement on border carbon adjustment
Canada is preparing to introduce a carbon border adjustment measure whose contours are not yet known.
Bearing down on BCA
With the European Commission set to announce a new EU border carbon adjustment (BCA) regime on Wednesday, now is the time for Canada to figure out how to reconcile its climate ambition with the need to protect the competitiveness of domestic industry and prevent carbon leakage.
Vancouver could get up to $20M to capture and clean its rain
The federal government is inviting the City of Vancouver to apply for up to $20 million in funding for natural infrastructure projects to support the city’s strategy to capture and clean rainfall with natural solutions.
WTO seeks to land big prize after 20 years of fish talks
GENEVA (Reuters) - Negotiators are hoping the World Trade Organization will on Thursday not only deal a major blow to overfishing after 20 years of trying, but in doing so also dispel doubts about its own usefulness.
Natural landscapes key to Canadian cities, rural areas for building climate resilience, experts say
Investing in natural infrastructure like the Park Rill Floodplain will be key to building climate resilience in Canada, according to a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) released Monday.