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Canada’s First National Adaptation Strategy Is a Milestone Toward Achieving Climate Resilience
Canada reached a major milestone toward a climate-resilient future today with the release of its first National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) for final consultations and an accompanying federal Adaptation Action Plan.
Energy Charter Treaty Withdrawal Announcements Reflect Reform Outcome is Insufficient for Climate Ambition
The wave of announcements from several EU member states of their plans to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty reinforce that efforts to reform the controversial accord have been insufficient to support ambitious climate action.
Planned New Oil and Gas Investments Incompatible with 1.5°C Warming Limit
Projected investments in new oil and gas fields by 2030, incompatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, could fully finance the wind and solar energy ramp-up required to stay within this target, finds a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
IISD Joins Global Battery Alliance
IISD is pleased to announce that it has joined the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) as a non-profit member. The GBA is a public–private collaboration platform founded in 2017 at the World Economic Forum to help establish a sustainable battery value chain by 2030.
IISD Mourns the Passing of Ciata Bishop, Advisor and Advocate for Responsible Agricultural Investment
IISD is saddened by the recent loss of Ciata Bishop, a longtime friend and advisor to our team, and a passionate advocate for ensuring that investment is conducted sustainably and with the involvement of the communities affected.
New Initiative to Boost Natural Infrastructure for Communities across Canada’s Prairies to Launch Tomorrow
A new 5-year initiative to scale up natural infrastructure in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to ensure cleaner water and resilient communities launches tomorrow.
India's State Energy Firms Can Help Meet Clean Energy Goals and Avoid Cash Flow Shortfall En Route to Net Zero by 2070
The study, uses public sector undertakings in the coal sector to show how energy businesses can identify their future uncertainties while also identifying opportunities in the changing energy system.
Newly Released Text for Modernized Energy Charter Treaty Shows Too Many Potential Obstacles for Climate Action
The text of the agreement in principle to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) leaves unanswered too many crucial questions about the possibility of further fossil fuel carveouts and the exact timing of its entry into force—key factors that will determine its climate impact.
Critical Funding Awarded to IISD Experimental Lakes Area to Foster Canadian Innovation in Science
IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded CAD 11.7 million over the next five years from the Government of Canada through its Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund.
Six Fossil Fuel-Dependent Economies Could Face a USD 278 Billion Revenue Gap by 2030
As the global clean energy transition gathers pace, six emerging economies need to start adjusting their fiscal policies now to account for declining fossil fuel use—or risk a USD 278 billion gap in revenues by 2030, according to a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.