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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research including books, reports, working papers and other materials covering all sustainable development themes. 

The IISD Library includes reports, issue briefs, books, working papers and other materials capturing much of IISD's institutional and research history.

IISD's publications are available to download as PDF files at no charge. Hard copies of many of these are also available for sale. See our Permissions & Licensing Policy. We are occasionally able to reprint bulk orders of out-of-print publications (a minimum of 50 copies). For further information on such special orders, please contact the Publications Coordinator. If you have any trouble finding specific titles in the database or have any questions about our publications, please contact us.

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  • Report
    Adaptive and Inclusive Watershed Management: Assessing policy and institutional support in Uganda

    Adaptive and Inclusive Watershed Management: Assessing policy and institutional support in Uganda

    This report looks at how Uganda’s various institutions and policies incorporate climate change and gender considerations into planning, budgeting and monitoring in the water sector.  Read More
  • Report
    Getting on Target: Accelerating energy access through fossil fuel subsidy reform

    Getting on Target: Accelerating energy access through fossil fuel subsidy reform

    How can reforming fossil fuel subsidies accelerate universal energy access (SDG 7)? This paper reviews the financial and practical implications of fossil fuel subsidies for SDG 7. Read More
  • Guidebook
    IGF Guidance for Governments: Local content policies

    IGF Guidance for Governments: Local content policies

    This new IGF guidance document aims to help resource-rich countries find more sustainable and inclusive economic solutions, fostering stronger linkages between mineral resources and the rest of the economy. Read More
  • Blog
    How NGOs Can Survive in the Age of Distrust

    How NGOs Can Survive in the Age of Distrust

    For the fourth year in a row, Transparify has given IISD its highest rating for financial disclosure of donors. Read More
  • Blog
    Voices and Choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Voices and Choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Voices from around the globe recently came together to celebrate and put into action Laudato Si, Pope Francis's call for dialogue on the radical changes needed to repair our earth. Read More
  • Report
    Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives

    Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives

    This report presents the ideas posited by various Canadian stakeholders in an IISD expert meeting on a progressive agenda on investment, held in Ottawa, Canada, June 13, 2018. Read More
  • Blog
    ALivE: A new tool for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    ALivE: A new tool for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    There’s an urgent need to prepare ecosystems for climate change impacts. Healthy ecosystems are critical for sustaining livelihoods. They also increase our capacity to adapt to climate change. Read More
  • Blog
    Let's talk, not bicker, about Canada's energy future

    Let's talk, not bicker, about Canada's energy future

    A clean energy transition requires Canadians to find consensus and act. Read More
  • Blog
    China's War on Pollution—and What Comes Next

    China's War on Pollution—and What Comes Next

    Insights on China's climate leadership following the 10th meeting of Eco Forum Global. Read More
  • Report
    Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries

    Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries

    This publication aims to provide the first comprehensive and consistent record of energy subsidies in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, with a view to improving transparency and establishing a solid analytical basis that can help build the case for further reforms in these countries (this study covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).  Read More