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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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    How To Build a Floating Wetland

    How To Build a Floating Wetland

    Not only do floating wetlands look super cool, they could help us keep fresh water free of whole range of pollutants—maybe even oil spills! Madeline and Richard take us through how to make one, in this short video. Read More
  • Blog
    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder explores the current status of the Energy Charter Treaty, and why now, more than ever, it deserves far more public attention and scrutiny. Read More
  • Report
    Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability

    Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability

    Winnipeg is changing. Winnipeg has always been changing. The fourth edition of Our City, A Peg Report looks at Winnipeg through the lens of the three pillars of sustainability and integrates the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More
  • Blog
    Using Financial Technologies for a More Sustainable Planet

    Using Financial Technologies for a More Sustainable Planet

    If you have heard of the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then you have probably heard of "fintech." We explore how these financial technologies could be applied to create a more sustainable planet. Read More
  • Blog
    Joining Forces to put People at the Centre of Land Governance

    Joining Forces to put People at the Centre of Land Governance

    IISD is proud to announce that the International Land Coalition (ILC) recently confirmed us as an official member. Francine Picard, Parliamentary Advisor for IISD’s Economic Law and Policy, explains what this means for IISD's work to end poverty and hunger. Read More
  • Blog
    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    In our work, we frequently come across three barriers for public procurers in their attempt to implement innovative public procurement. This blog discusses each and provides examples of how they are being addressed. Read More
  • Commentary
    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    What does gender-responsive climate action look like? Expert commentary on achieving gender-responsive climate action through women’s empowerment, inclusive policy-making and other innovative practices. Read More
  • Report
    New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

    New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

    New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.  Read More
  • Blog
    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    In the unplanned and informal settlements that abound in Dar es Salaam, flooding causes heavy losses in livelihoods and infrastructure. What does Big Data have to do with this? Read More
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    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    June 5 marks World Environment Day, with a focus on reducing the heavy burden plastic pollution places on nature, wildlife and human health. This blog explains four ways we can all make a difference. Read More