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    Remembering Sylvia Ostry, a Pioneering Winnipegger

    Remembering Sylvia Ostry, a Pioneering Winnipegger

    The proud Canadian saw in IISD an organization prepared to take risks in pursuit of its mission, defy the status quo, and challenge accepted wisdom. Read More
  • Blog
    Can Palm Oil Be More Sustainable?

    Can Palm Oil Be More Sustainable?

    Palm oil has become synonymous with deforestation and biodiversity loss. It's also the most consumed edible oil in the world. Can we make it sustainable? Read More
  • Blog
    How Can a Six-Digit Trade Code Help the Environment?

    How Can a Six-Digit Trade Code Help the Environment?

    Every single thing that gets shipped from one country to another has a special trade code assigned to it. How can this help the environment? Read More
  • Blog
    After the Oil Crash, We Need a Managed Wind-Down of Fossil Fuel Production

    After the Oil Crash, We Need a Managed Wind-Down of Fossil Fuel Production

    To meet climate goals and avoid further market chaos, governments need to plan the decline of coal, oil and gas production, with support for workers. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    Force Majeure and COVID-19: Legal risks of a double-edged sword

    Force Majeure and COVID-19: Legal risks of a double-edged sword

    This breifing note offers expert advice for governments on how to approach force majeure claims and defences amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
  • Report
    Joint Statement on Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises: History and latest developments in the Informal Working Group

    Joint Statement on Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises: History and latest developments in the Informal Working Group

    This brief outlines the history and developments of MSME-related discussions in the World Trade Organization (WTO) context, looking specifically at MSME-related issues at the WTO as well as in other forums and contexts. Read More
  • Blog
    Resilient Recovery: Using climate adaptation plans to build back better

    Resilient Recovery: Using climate adaptation plans to build back better

    Though focused on climate change, National Adaptation Plans offer important assessments of the risks a country faces and can be valuable in devising comprehensive pandemic response strategies. Read More
  • Report
    Code Shift: The environmental significance of the 2022 amendments to the Harmonized System

    Code Shift: The environmental significance of the 2022 amendments to the Harmonized System

    This report explains how recent amendments to the harmonized coding system used to track international merchandise trade will help improve the monitoring of trade in both environmentally sensitive products and environmental goods. Read More
  • Blog
    Building Back Better Is the Right Thing to Do. It Also Makes Good Economic Sense.

    Building Back Better Is the Right Thing to Do. It Also Makes Good Economic Sense.

    Canada must focus on building back better in order to set us on a path toward net-zero emissions and even greater economic growth. Read More
  • Blog
    We Can Prevent a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis if We Look Back and Learn

    We Can Prevent a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis if We Look Back and Learn

    The world now faces the risk of a dramatic rise in hunger, barely 12 years after the devastating food price crisis. What can be learned from the past? Read More