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  • August 14, 2018

    Will the world's switch to renewable energy support conflict?

    The growing use of solar panels, electric vehicles and wind turbines could fuel fragility, conflict, and violence if not managed properly, says a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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  • July 25, 2018

    Innovative investment treaty supporting clean energy transition tops global contest

    A team including experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) was chosen as one of two winners of the Stockholm Treaty Lab’s top prize. The global competition crowdsourced expertise in various areas—including law, economics, science and climate change policy—to encourage climate-friendly investment through international law. Over 20 teams from around the...

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  • July 18, 2018

    Media Availability: Canada's carbon crunch as the Premiers meet

    As Canada’s premiers gather in New Brunswick (July 18-20, 2018), the country’s plan to combat climate change is under hot debate. Resistance from key leaders – including Ontario’s recently elected Premier Ford – has delivered a body blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon price promises.Experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are available to comment...

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  • June 28, 2018

    Pipeline paralysis should not halt all climate action in Canada: IISD

    On June 28, 2018, an expert council of energy industry representatives, Indigenous leaders, researchers and sustainability experts—including Jane McDonald, Managing Director from IISD—provided recommendations to Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, on how Canada can transition to a low-carbon economy.

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  • June 15, 2018

    Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon showcases how the city is aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    The new Peg website uses innovative technology to track how Winnipeg is doing on key issues and, for the first time, links that progress to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • May 15, 2018

    New initiative launched to support Canada’s low-carbon transition

    Carbon Transitions Initiative will work with partners at the national, regional and local levels, focusing on key action areas such as: industry competitiveness and carbon; agricultural opportunities and carbon; interprovincial cooperation and alignment on climate policy; and climate communications to build public support for action.

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  • April 24, 2018

    Media Availability: Is Canada Ready to Implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

    The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has just released a report that reveals the Government of Canada is not adequately prepared to implement the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IISD's experts are ready to respond.

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  • March 26, 2018

    Media Availability: Is Canada on track for climate action? Responding to a new report from the Office of the Auditor General

    Tomorrow, federal and provincial auditors general release a new report on progress towards climate action in Canada. IISD's experts are ready to respond.

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  • March 21, 2018

    #EveryDropCounts: UN-Water and IISD team up on SDG 6 information

    To mark World Water Day, UN-Water and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are pleased to announce a new agreement to collaborate in providing information on implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. 

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  • February 07, 2018

    Only 53% of Winnipeggers Have Convenient Access to Public Transit, new study

    Just over half of Winnipeggers (53 per cent) have convenient access to public transit. This is according to a new study from IISD—the first to explore convenient access to public transit in Winnipeg.

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