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IISD Brews Up Sustainable Coffee Report

Confusion among coffee drinkers about organic, fair trade and shade grown beans WINNIPEG — Feeling confused about whether your morning cup of coffee is organic, fairly traded or shade grown? Well you're not alone, says a new report published by the International Institute for Sustainable…
Press release September 17, 2003

IISD Celebrates 200th Intern to Work Abroad

Some of Canada's best and brightest young people work toward a sustainable future WINNIPEG — The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is celebrating the 200th intern placement in its flagship program, Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future (YCLSF). Since 1997, interns…
Press release September 8, 2003

New study highlights need to rethink "cheap" power

Air pollution from burning coal has health and climate impacts not accounted for in the price WINNIPEG — The impacts on air quality, climate and human health from coal burning power plants amount to $1.8 billion a year, and are not accounted for in the price consumers pay for electricity, concludes…
Press release August 18, 2003

BBC World Meets Arctic World

Canadian climate change documentary to air internationally Winnipeg — Sila Alangotok, an acclaimed documentary video on Inuit observations of climate change, will be aired on BBC World's "Earth Report" at the end of July and the beginning of August. The video, produced in 2000 by the Winnipeg-based…
Press release July 24, 2003

New Project Examines Chile's Transportation Sector

WINNIPEG — The International Institute for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the Climate Change and Development Consultants (CC&D) in Chile and the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) in Washington, D.C., are working to strengthen the Chilean government's capacity to apply the Clean…
Press release October 27, 2002

North America's Mining Industry Looking to the Future

New reports examines mining industry's commitment to sustainability WINNIPEG — A report released today from the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) North America shows that the mining industry has recognized that continuation of its "social licence" to operate depends on bringing its…
Press release September 16, 2002

New software allows people to measure sustainability

Innovative online "Dashboard" helps public visualize and track progress towards sustainable development Peter Hardi, Director of IISD's Measurement and Indicators Program, is available for media interviews following the event. WINNIPEG — The Dashboard of Sustainability, a new online tool that helps…
Press release August 29, 2002