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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

The list below is a selection of recent mentions. Click Here for other media-related content.

  • Les routes d'hiver dans le Nord menacées par les changements climatiques

    Radio Canada - October 12, 2018  Pour la majorité des Canadiens, l'arrivée du froid et de la neige est synonyme de précautions à prendre sur les routes. Mais pour ceux qui vivent dans les régions nordiques reculées, c'est le signe qu'ils retrouveront bientôt les routes d'hiver. Or, le réchauffement climatique menace le seul lien terrestre de dizaines de communautés avec le reste du pays.

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  • Report shows Nigeria can eradicate poverty with agriculture

    The Guardian (Nigeria) - October 15, 2018  A new research by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has indicated that Nigeria meet the criteria needed for food security, employment generation and wealth multiplication through agriculture.

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  • New study tracks agricultural progress and how successful guidelines can be replicated

    African Farming and Food Processing - October 11, 2018  New research by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the International Institute for Sustainable Development shows how countries transformed their agriculture, with implications for the 10 states that are still at the subsistence level.

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  • New trade deal ‘weak’ on the environment: experts

    Toronto Star (Canada) - October 09, 2018  Critics on both sides of the border dive into Canada’s new trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico.

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  • How clean energy demand could fuel conflict in Congo

    CBS (USA) - October 09, 2018  If the clean-energy boom isn't managed carefully, it could fuel mineral conflicts in developing countries. That's according to a recent report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, which urges governments and corporations to source minerals responsibly to avoid "grievances, tensions and conflict."

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  • Half of 'Made-in-Manitoba' green strategy is still good to go, despite carbon tax wrangling: plan author

    CBC (Canada) - October 05, 2018  The author of Manitoba's green plan says while Manitoba is pledging to not charge a carbon tax, there's another megatonne of carbon reductions just waiting to be implemented.

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  • The path for pipelines: How B.C. is embracing one, fighting another

    Globe & Mail (Canada) - October 05, 2018  The Globe and Mail looks at LNG Canada and the Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) side by side. The fundamental difference is the product. LNG is marketed as a low-carbon, transition fuel that would help reduce global emissions. Mr. Horgan’s government regards the diluted bitumen that would be shipped from Trans Mountain’s line as a pending environmental disaster.

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  • New trade deal doesn't address climate change: environmentalists

    CTV (Canada) - October 01, 2018  Environmental groups say a new trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico continues to coddle a fossil fuel economy that needs to shift in the face of climate change.

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  • Clean Energy Boom Could Fuel One of the World's Dirtiest Industries

    Gizmodo (USA) - September 26, 2018  A recent report warns the clean energy transition could fuel the emergence of new conflicts over the mining of rare earths, cobalt, lithium, and a host of other much-needed raw materials—unless companies and governments take proactive steps to prevent that from happening.

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  • G7 promise to kill fossil fuel subsidies hangs over Halifax meetings

    National Observer (Canada) - September 20, 2018  As climate change warms the oceans and melts polar ice, rising the seas and provoking extreme storms, G7 members have found themselves unable to share basic facts about their promise to kill off government handouts to carbon-polluting industries.

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