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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, public policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development. The institute is a non-partisan, charitable organization specializing in policy research, analysis and information exchange.

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Latest publications on this Web site:

Webinar: "Beyond SDG Indicators"
¤ 13 January 2016
The Integrated Assessment Society and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are pleased to present a joint webinar:  Beyond SDG Indicators Part 1: Exploring the Role Of Integrated Assessment In Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals Tuesday 2 February 2016 3 – 5 (...) read more

Subsidies to Coal Production in China
¤ Hao Xue, Hanjie Wang, Richard Bridle, Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Clement Attwood ¤ 12 January 2016
This report presents a first detailed estimate of subsidies to coal production in China, identifying an estimated CNY 35.7 billion (USD 5.8 billion) in 2013. A further subsidy in the form of credit support was estimated to be between CNY 3.5 and 35.7 billion (USD 0.57 billion and USD 5.8 (...) read more

CCICED Policy Research Report on Environment and Development 2014: Management and institutional innovation in green development
¤ China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) ¤ 8 January 2016
This policy research report on the environment and development in China incorporates the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)'s 2014 policy research findings and recommendations to the Chinese government. It is a study of major policy progress and (...) read more

IISD Experimental Lakes Area Annual Report 2014-2015
¤ Matthew McCandless, Scott Vaughan, Pauline Gerrard, Mark Lyng, Michael Paterson, Sumeep Bath, Katherine Clark ¤ 5 January 2016
2014-2015 was a great year for IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA). This was the world-class freshwater research institute's first year under new management, and the team was happy to get back to research as well as focus on expanding the outreach and educational opportunities at the (...) read more

Our City: A Peg Report on Health Equity
¤ Gabriel A. Huppé, Charles Thrift, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, United Way of Winnipeg ¤ 21 December 2015
Our City: A Peg Report on Health Equity is Peg’s first topic-specific well-being report to the community. It shines a light on the gap between the groups in Winnipeg experiencing the highest and lowest health status, with the gap widening for some indicators. The 11 indicators in the report show (...) read more

Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Eutrophication and in-lake remediation treatments Literature Review
¤ Kimberly Lewtas, Michael Paterson, Henry David Venema, Dimple Roy ¤ 21 December 2015
Eutrophication causes pronounced deterioration of water quality and is a widespread environmental problem affecting the quality of many of Manitoba’s prairie lakes. These lakes have deteriorated due to excessive loading of nutrients, organic matter and silt, which in turn cause increased primary (...) read more

Fiscal Instruments in INDCs: How countries are looking to fiscal policies to support INDC implementation
¤ Anika Terton, Philip Gass, Laura Merrill, Armin Wagner, Eike Meyer ¤ 19 December 2015
Countries are increasingly turning to the use of fiscal instruments to support low-carbon development and efforts to reduce emissions. This is evidenced in the proliferation of the references to these instruments within the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that were (...) read more

Panel Discussion: Canada in the Post-2015 World
¤ 15 December 2015
Canada in the Post-2015 World: Outcomes of the Paris Climate Change Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am Location: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 150 Kent Street, Ottawa The Paris Agreement marks a (...) read more

IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Climate Change brochure
¤ Sumeep Bath, Colin Charles, Geoffrey Gunn, Scott Higgins ¤ 10 December 2015
IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) brings a 47 year (1969–present) history of monitoring climate, water quality and fisheries in a unique whole-ecosystem laboratory setting. Now, as a part of IISD, it has the opportunity to use its long-term monitoring dataset to examine how climate change (...) read more

Outreach, Dialogue and World-Class Research Central to IISD Experimental Lakes Area’s Second Successful Research Season
¤ 10 December 2015
WINNIPEG—December 10, 2015—4,171 usage days, 528 visitors representing 45 organizations and 12 educational institutions, new and ongoing research across 58 lakes and their watersheds, two university field courses, one high school field course and one visit from a Canadian premier. These are just (...) read more


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