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Warming Up for Kyoto: Climate Change On-line

Global climate change will be the single-most reported environmental issue leading up to the Kyoto Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in December. As the atmosphere heats up at the climate change talks in Bonn, an independent reporting service, supported by…
Press release October 27, 1997

New & Notable from the IISD - an Electronic Mailing List Service

An electronic mailing list service announcing the release of new electronic and print publications and on 'notable happenings' at IISD. The "New & Notable" service will include: Latest Additions to the IISD's Information Centre Database, Notable New Books with Book Notes, New Publications from the…
Press release October 20, 1997

IISD launches informative guide for business on ISO 14000 standards

WINNIPEG — The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) launched Global Green Standards today, a report that tracks the development and interpretation of ISO 14000 standards. This interpretation facilitates the understanding of what environmental management system standards are,…
Press release November 17, 1996

Strong Report Proposes That Knowledge Become the Basis of International Development

OTTAWA — A task force of leading Canadian experts headed by Maurice Strong recommends that the Canadian government dedicate, by 1999, 15% of its official development assistance to activities that improve the gathering, use and sharing of knowledge. This is one of the main recommendations contained…
Press release November 17, 1996

Global Sustainable Development Network Assisted Through Infrastructure Agreement

Announcement by Art Hanson (standing right), CEO of IISD, Gary Filmon (seated centre), Premier of the Province of Manitoba and Lloyd Axworthy (seated left), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada (audio file 9min 40sec -- Requires RealAudio 2.0 player) WINNIPEG — Manitoba will become the…
Press release October 16, 1996

IISD launches report card on the World Trade Organization

WINNIPEG — The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) announces the release of an independent assessment of the World Trade Organization and Sustainable Development. The WTO Assessment is an in-depth progress report. "Since sustainable development is a cross-cutting issue…
Press release September 10, 1996

IISD to host North American Public Hearing on Forests

WINNIPEG — The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy today announced that Winnipeg will be the site of the North American Regional Public Hearing on Forests in September. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will host the Hearing on behalf of the World Commission on Forests and…
Press release June 19, 1996