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IISD Applauds Canadian Industry Support for Carbon Pricing

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:54 pm | IISD

This morning, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced that 23 major Canadian companies are to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. More >>

IISD Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:59 pm | IISD

WINNIPEG—June 24, 2016—The International Institute for Sustainable Development welcomed five new members to its board of directors today, following a unanimous vote at the board’s general meeting. "I am delighted to welcome our new members ... More >>

Call for the Removal of Harmful Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:48 pm | IISD

GENEVA—17 April 2015—A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform today ... More >>

Impact of China’s Carbon Policies on Buisness

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 3:04 pm | IISD

BEIJING—23 March 2015—Seismic policy shifts are underway in China as it transitions toward a lower-carbon, more resource efficient economy, according to a series of new reports by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). More >>

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 10:12 am | IISD

BEIJING—March 21 2015—Green finance will accelerate the transition toward a sustainable economy in China and improve China’s financial system. More >>

Removing fossil-fuel subsidies results in huge benefits

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:32 pm | IISD

GENEVA—11 February 2015—Eliminating the hundreds of billions of dollars that governments are spending on fossil-fuel subsidies would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by between 6 and 13 per cent by 2050. More >>

IISD Names Alfred Duda & Michael Paterson Senior Fellows

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:40 pm | IISD

WINNIPEG—August 1, 2013— Dr. Alfred Duda , former senior advisor responsible for the International Waters focal area of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Dr. Michael Paterson , recently retired senior scientist at Canada’s renowned ... More >>

IISD Launches Video Blog to Cover Climate Change Talks

Friday, 7 June 2013, 2:49 pm | IISD

BONN—June 7, 2013—IISD Reporting Services has launched a new video blog at the Bonn Climate Change Conference to make its reports on the negotiations more accessible to journalists and others covering the two-week meeting that began June 3. More >>

IISD Research Finds EU Biofuels Industry Receives Billions

Friday, 19 April 2013, 2:37 pm | IISD

IISD Research Finds EU Biofuels Industry Receives Billions Of Euros In Government Support, But Sustainable Development Benefits Are Small More >>

Scale and impacts of Nigeria’s energy subsidies

Friday, 21 September 2012, 8:21 pm | IISD

GENEVA—September 21, 2012— A guidebook released today by the Center for Public Policy Alternatives and the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative shines a much needed spotlight on the costs and benefits ... More >>

Life After Rio: A Commentary By Mark Halle, IISD

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 2:02 pm | IISD

WINNIPEG—June 25, 2012— Mark Halle , International Institute for Sustainable Development executive director IISD-Europe, is back from Rio de Janeiro and has declared the Rio+20 summit a disappointing failure. More >>

Canada: IISD Launches Natural Capital Superpower Initiative

Friday, 22 June 2012, 4:31 pm | IISD

WINNIPEG, JUNE 20, 2012—The International Institute for Sustainable Development is launching the natural capital superpower initiative in Canada as a key follow-up commitment to its support for the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) launched at the ... More >>

Book by IISD’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 10:52 am | IISD

WINNIPEG—March 6, 2012—An insider’s view of how environmental diplomacy operates is revealed in a new book reviewing the accomplishments and shortcomings for sustainable development since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development—the ... More >>

IISD’s ENB Marks 20 Years Of World-Leading Coverage

Friday, 2 March 2012, 9:21 am | IISD

WINNIPEG—March 1, 2012—The Earth Negotiations Bulletin, the world’s leading publication on international environment and sustainable development negotiations, is marking its 20th anniversary with ongoing coverage of a series of meetings and ... More >>

Northern Youth Moving From Knowledge To Action

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 11:06 am | IISD

Northern Youth Moving From Knowledge To Action in lead-up to International Polar Year conference More >>