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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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  • Briefing Note
    From Flooding to Fire: How the Town of Canmore is preparing for climate change

    From Flooding to Fire: How the Town of Canmore is preparing for climate change

    This case study outlines the Town of Canmore's climate change adaptation planning process and the tool that supported it, the Climate Resilience Express tool. Read More
  • Blog
    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    Even before President Trump took office in January 2017, he pledged to jump-start the country’s struggling coal industry and create more jobs.... Read More

  • Blog
    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Recent US legislation to combat algal blooms and protect fresh water shows bipartisan environmental action is still possible—and sets an example for other countries. Read More
  • Blog
    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    India, the world’s third-largest energy consumer is undergoing a clean energy transition.

    This transition must not only advance climate... Read More

  • Blog
    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Millions of dollars worth of fossil fuel subsidies could be better targeted by governments to benefit poor women. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    One of the biggest changes in India's energy subsidy policy in FY18 was the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). How did this affect subsidies and costs for coal power and solar PV? Read More
  • Policy Brief
    The Farmer and Her Husband: Legal innovations for women in contract farming

    The Farmer and Her Husband: Legal innovations for women in contract farming

    Read our policy brief to learn how contracts, if designed with women’s interests in mind, can help foster more balanced relationships between farmers and buyers, as well as female farmers and their husbands. Read More
  • Report
    SADC-IISD Investment Facilitation Workshop

    SADC-IISD Investment Facilitation Workshop

    Report of the meeting held August 21–23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read More
  • Briefing Note
    Integrating Climate Adaptation in Water Catchment Planning in Uganda

    Integrating Climate Adaptation in Water Catchment Planning in Uganda

    This briefing note provides an overview of the results of a climate risk assessment of water resources in the Ruhezamyenda catchment in Uganda, sets out recommendations on how to incorporate the learning into planning and implementation at the catchment level, and describes lessons for the country’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Read More
  • Report
    Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada: A forum report

    Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada: A forum report

    The Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada forum convened Canadian experts to discuss how natural infrastructure can build climate-resilient cities/landscapes. This report highlights forum presentations, discussions, insights and next steps.  Read More