The science is clear—our climate is changing, and the change is caused by human activity.
We can still make a difference. But we must act together. When the world takes coordinated action, we know profound and lasting impacts can follow.
IISD is actively involved in the two main responses to climate change: adaptation and mitigation. We partner with countries to help them cope with a changing climate and transition to clean energy as quickly as possible. By backing major initiatives like fossil fuel subsidy reform and climate adaptation planning, we use our expertise to lessen the flow and concentration of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and help people build a more resilient future.
Global Subsidies Initiative
The Global Subsidies Initiative was designed to put the spotlight on subsidies and the corrosive effects they can have on environmental quality, economic development, and governance.
NAP Global Network
The NAP Global Network works with partners in the world’s most vulnerable countries to develop and implement plans to make communities, ecosystems, and economies more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Climate Change Adaptation
As climate risks escalate, we help governments and communities anticipate, cope, and adapt.
Fossil fuel subsidies make little sense in a world shifting to low-carbon sources of energy to tackle climate change.
We work to identify wasteful practices, encourage new thinking, engage civil society, and support policy reform.
Energy Policy Tracker
Providing a detailed, real-world picture of the current state of support for different energy types in recovery packages around the world.
Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative
A new initiative aims to support nature-based climate action that protects livelihoods and biodiversity in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
IISD is focused on supporting the World Trade Organization negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies.
Canada’s Energy Future Must be Guided by Credible 1.5°C Scenarios
The Canada Energy Regulator has been directed to model the country's energy transition in a way that aligns with the Paris Accord goal of keeping global warming within 1.5°C. This is a first, and it's a key opportunity to help decision-makers prepare for radically different global energy markets.
Leveraging the National Adaptation Plan Process for Adaptation Communications
This report explores countries' experiences leveraging the outputs and results of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process to develop Adaptation Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Innovative Financial Instruments and Their Potential to Finance Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries
This report explores the range of innovative financial instruments that could be used to scale up financing for adaptation and lessons for their use in developing countries.
Decentralized Solar Plants Can Boost Farmer Incomes and Help India Meet its Climate Targets
This new guidebook provides practical solutions for state governments to unlock and speed up the rollout of the PM-KUSUM scheme in India.
Five Ways the Global Goal on Adaptation can Help Build a Global Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System for Adaptation by COP 28
With the 58th meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) due to kick off in Bonn, Germany, on June 5, one of the key issues to watch in the realm of climate change adaptation are the talks on the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA).
Trade-Related Policy Measures to Reduce Plastic Pollution: Building on the state of play
This report looks at the trade-related plastic pollution-reduction measures notified by World Trade Organization (WTO) members in order to provide inspiration for further actions and international cooperation options.
Challenges, opportunities for agrivoltaics in India
A new study has evaluated the development of agrivoltaics in India, analyzing the challenges and opportunities involved in scaling up such projects, and exploring their potential for commercialization.
Next Steps for Defining a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System for the Global Goal on Adaptation by COP 28
This report aims to support actors involved in the negotiations on the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) by providing pragmatic next steps for finalizing a MEL system under the GGA framework by COP 28.