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  • April 18, 2019

    World’s Freshwater Laboratory Launches New Project to Revolutionize How We Protect Canada’s Lakes

    To mark this year’s Earth Day, the world’s freshwater laboratory is launching an unprecedented two-year project to determine how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can revolutionize how we protect the environment.

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  • April 18, 2019

    Statement on Italy and Indonesia Fossil Fuel Subsidy Peer Review

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development commends the governments of Indonesia and Italy on the release of their fossil fuel subsidy peer review results.

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  • April 03, 2019

    Tool for tracking GHGs in Canada’s buildings has “built in” errors: study

    Construction practices, policies, building and energy codes and other regulations need to change if Canada is to meaningfully reduce GHGs from the building sector, a new report finds.

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  • April 03, 2019

    Recycling for Cobalt, Lithium Low Despite Importance to Climate Change Fight

    Despite clear environmental and economic benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low, says a study released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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  • April 02, 2019

    Workers in coal-rich states in India face unfair threat of stranded coal assets: report

    Long-term concerns for stranded assets in coal power investments remain despite recent Cabinet announcements to increase linkages.

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  • March 27, 2019

    International trade agreements provide opportunities for sustainable procurement in Canada

    International trade agreements are not a barrier to innovative sustainable procurement, but procurers need to use the flexibility offered by these agreements instead of perceiving them as a barrier, according to a new study released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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  • March 27, 2019

    Responsible Investment Key for Meeting Food Needs in Southeast Asia, New Guidelines Say

    Bangkok, Thailand – A new set of regional guidelines aim to help governments in the ASEAN region Asia avoid negative consequences of private investment in food, agriculture and forestry.

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  • March 22, 2019

    New Report: Cost-effective interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s North End sewage treatment plant would help protect Lake Winnipeg

    On World Water Day, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are releasing a report recommending an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant. This retrofit could be implemented quickly and at low cost to significantly reduce the facility’s phosphorus contribution to Lake Winnipeg.

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  • March 19, 2019

    Statement on Canada's Federal Budget 2019

    IISD is pleased to find that Canada’s federal budget for 2019 offers meaningful support for workers and communities who will be affected by a shift away from fossil fuels—especially coal.

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  • January 16, 2019

    Report calls on Canada to require companies to disclose climate change risks to investors, pension plans

    A new report sets out a three-year policy roadmap for Canada to adjust its financial ecosystem to support meaningful climate change action. 

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