Recent news coverage about IISD
Canada Water Agency: Government hopes to consolidate water data and management
Fresh water is critical to the country’s economy and health. And yet, experts say the country is suffering a drought when it comes to accessing data on water quality and quantity.
Saudi-led G20 energy statement backs fossil fuel bailouts
Neglecting to mention climate change or commitments to end fossil fuel subsidies, G20 energy ministers focused on stabilising the oil market.
Social protection to combat hunger
COVID-19 and the measures governments have put in place to prevent its aggravation have triggered an economic recession that will increase poverty rates and hunger.
Throne Speech’s climate promises draws mixed reviews, with NDP saying it’s a rehash of old pledges
The Liberal government’s anticipated “ambitious green agenda” in its Throne Speech is garnering mixed reviews among environmental and political experts.
Liberals are betting electric vehicles can recharge the economy. But a vision is not a plan
Canada is jumping into the electric vehicle market with both feet, and that sure seems like it will be a great thing for labour, investment and the environment.
Young Canadians eye basic income, climate action in throne speech
Young people are eager for universal basic income and an ambitious green recovery when the Liberal government unveils its reworked COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan.
Task force crosses partisan lines to call for $55 billion for climate, clean energy
A new report from an independent task force says Canada’s economic recovery needs investments in clean energy, climate-resilient buildings and electric cars to keep up with a greener world.
Freeland may have changed her thinking toward fiscal restraint, but will Trudeau follow?
A group of policy, finance and green thinkers, the Taskforce for Resilient Recovery, released its final report, which recommended the government spend $55.4 billion over five years on clean initiatives.
ELA joins African experts to fight algae blooms
Ted Lawrence at the Experimental Lakes is working with researchers in Africa, as they look for ways to preserve and improve water quality.
Experimental Lakes Area scientists created a new stream
Scientists at the Experimental Lakes Area east of Kenora have assessed the results of an experiment that revealed the ecological impacts of diverting water in a forest.
Canadian, African researchers partner on lake protection
Research conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area is soon set to be deployed intercontinentally, as IISD partners with a foundation seeking to preserve the health of the African Great Lakes.
These 3 things top the priorities list for Canada’s infrastructure minister during the COVID-19 recovery
The government needs to show Canadians they will get the “triple benefits” of climate action, job creation and inclusiveness for public money spent on the COVID-19 recovery.
Why Is the United Nations Climate Week Important Now?
What you need to know about the September 2020 Climate Week meetings and what it means for economic recovery post-COVID.
Food — from farm to fork and beyond — may be key to Paris emission goals, UN says
Food systems are among the largest anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases. They don’t need to be.
What the COVID-19 pandemic can teach us about the fight against climate change
As we live through this historical moment, we can’t help but wonder if we are learning anything about that other worldwide crisis, the climate emergency.
What’s an intact forest worth? The tricky task of quantifying Canada’s nature-based climate solutions
Since 2012, B.C.’s coastal rainforest has been generating credits that are bought by the B.C. government, companies and individuals wanting to offset their carbon emissions.
OPINION: Can India afford a green stimulus during the pandemic?
A deeper look at fossil fuel subsidies and renewable energy solutions suggests that green stimulus could be India’s most economically viable path to recovery.
20 Questions with Corner Brook international student Abdul-Latif Alhassan
Alhassan is part of a team called AbbaTek. Its members are from all across the country and — unstopped by COVID-19 — meet virtually to develop a solution for reducing uncertainty in microplastics research.
Stop using taxpayers' money to fund pollution
In May, The WHO released its “Manifesto for a healthy and green COVID-19 recovery.” It is in many ways an astonishing document, because it speaks briefly and plainly to the many global problems we face.