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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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  • 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
  • Blog
    Canadians Deserve Decision-Making Based on More than GDP

    Canadians Deserve Decision-Making Based on More than GDP

    If Canadians (or citizens anywhere) want well-being to continue for their children and grandchildren, the country’s comprehensive wealth must be sustained. Read More
  • Report
    Survey on Developing Country Investment Treaty Negotiations

    Survey on Developing Country Investment Treaty Negotiations

    At the suggestion of participants at the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators, IISD produced a survey of developing... Read More

  • Policy Brief
    Weighing up the Environmental Cooperation Agreement under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

    Weighing up the Environmental Cooperation Agreement under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

    Trade agreements can have important environmental effects. We take a look at what’s old, what’s new and what’s noteworthy in the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement when it comes to the environment. Read More
  • Report
    2018 IGF Annual Report

    2018 IGF Annual Report

    The IGF 2018 annual report dives into our commitment to making sure mining’s benefits are not just shared but leveraged for sustainable development by our 69 member countries. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    sNAPshot: Colombia’s Progress in Developing a National Monitoring and Evaluation System for Climate Change Adaptation

    sNAPshot: Colombia’s Progress in Developing a National Monitoring and Evaluation System for Climate Change Adaptation

    This NAP Global Network sNAPshot describes the development of the National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for adaptation in Colombia and shares lessons learned and the next steps in the process. Read More
  • Blog
    As Members Debate WTO Reform, What Lies Ahead for 2019?

    As Members Debate WTO Reform, What Lies Ahead for 2019?

    The international trade community is returning to action in what promises to be a jam-packed year that could set the stage for an overhaul of the World Trade Organization. Read More
  • Report
    How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region

    How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region

    This briefing note highlights the significance of the integrated vulnerability assessment (IVA) framework to the NAP processes underway in three Pacific island states: Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands. Read More