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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
    India Energy Subsidy Briefing December 2018

    India Energy Subsidy Briefing December 2018

    The latest news on energy subsidy issues in India, including draft amendments to the Electricity Act 2003, India poised to exceed renewable energy target and oil subsidy burden potentially on the rise. Read More
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    India's Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update

    India's Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update

    How have India’s energy subsidy policies changed since 2016? Have they become more or less aligned with India’s desired energy future? How have India’s energy subsidy policies changed since 2016? Have they become more or less aligned with India’s desired energy future? Read More
  • Blog
    Why Climate Risk Disclosure is Key to a Sustainable Economy

    Why Climate Risk Disclosure is Key to a Sustainable Economy

    It will take significant private sector investment for Canada (and the world) to reach the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. An important first step to securing that investment is making sure climate risk disclosure becomes mandatory. Read More
  • Blog
    Our Sustainable Development Holiday Reading List

    Our Sustainable Development Holiday Reading List

    Looking for a book or podcast on sustainable development to enjoy during the holidays? The IISD team has your holiday reading list ready. Read More
  • Report
    IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Kyrgyzstan

    IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Kyrgyzstan

    This report presents the mining policy framework (MPF) assessment for Kyrgyzstan, with a view to helping the government target its efforts in implementing the MPF. Read More
  • Blog
    The French Lesson on Climate Change Action

    The French Lesson on Climate Change Action

    President Emmanuel Macron's failure to engage with the public on fuel price increases can backfire unless France follows Just Transition principles. Read More
  • Blog
    Canada Should Copy Europe When It Comes to the Bioeconomy

    Canada Should Copy Europe When It Comes to the Bioeconomy

    The recently announced EU Bioeconomy Strategy continues that continent’s legacy of advancing biological solutions to environmental questions and strategically highlights the economic benefits of the approach with a strong focus on jobs, growth and investment. Read More
  • Blog
    G20 Countries Must Speed Up Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms

    G20 Countries Must Speed Up Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms

    Like dancers doing the tango, G20 countries step forward and back when it comes to climate action. It's time to pick up the pace. Read More
  • Blog
    Good COP, Bad COP: Reflections from a climate change conference

    Good COP, Bad COP: Reflections from a climate change conference

    Stresses and worries after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, comes to an end... but hope, too. Read More
  • Blog
    Belief in Climate Change in the Age of Trump

    Belief in Climate Change in the Age of Trump

    Will more evidence affect climate action, or are we entering a new Dark Age characterized by willful ignorance? Scott Vaughan reflects as COP24 struggles to make the necessary progress. Read More