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Countries could shift USD 28 billion/year from fossil fuels to clean energy
A new report shows Glasgow Statement signatories must urgently implement their COP 26 pledge to end new international public support for fossil fuels by the 2022 deadline.
Deal for Modernized Energy Charter Treaty Insufficient for Ambitious Climate Action
The new "agreement in principle" for a modernized Energy Charter Treaty falls short of pledges to make the trade and investment deal better suited to achieving international climate goals, IISD experts say.
Indonesia’s Energy Support Measures Hit IDR 279 Trillion in FY 2020 Disproportionately Benefitting Fossil Fuels
Energy support measures in Indonesia hit IDR 279 trillion in FY 2020, of which a staggering 88% was allocated to fossil fuels, according to a new report from IISD.
IISD Congratulates WTO Members on Achieving Fisheries Subsidies Deal
The deal marks a crucial step in moving the world's fisheries towards long-term sustainability and in multilateral efforts to address subsidies that harm the natural environment and the well-being of vulnerable communities.
New Analysis—What IPCC energy pathways tell us about Paris-aligned policies
A new report crunches the numbers on the latest IPCC data and concludes that global oil and gas production and consumption must decrease 30% by 2030.
New Initiative to Boost Capacity for Nature-Based Climate Solutions
The Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI) has one crucial goal: to help enable nature-based climate action that protects both livelihoods and biodiversity in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
IISD President and CEO Wins Visionary Leadership Award for HR Excellence
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to announce that its president and CEO, Richard Florizone, won a Visionary Leadership Award from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Manitoba, presented at its annual HR Excellence Awards ceremony this week.
India Must Significantly Step Up Clean Energy Subsidies to Meet its 2030 Targets
A new report by IISD and CEEW finds that to achieve 2030 clean energy targets, more support—which may include subsidies—will be needed to scale up solar manufacturing, green hydrogen, and promising decentralized renewable energy technologies.
Study: Existing oil, gas, and coal extraction sites need to be closed down to stay within 1.5°C, findings show
Ceasing new oil, gas, and coal development is not enough—already built extraction facilities must be prematurely decommissioned—warns a new study released today in Environmental Research Letters.
IISD Welcomes Martha Casey as Vice-President, Operations and Business Transformation
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to announce that Martha Casey has been appointed its new Vice-President Operations and Business Transformation, beginning May 24.