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  • January 31, 2018

    Remembering Jason Potts

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Jason Potts, visionary and leader in championing inclusive sustainability standards, has died. His work towards making trade more sustainable and fair will always live on, emboldened forever by his leadership. 

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  • December 18, 2017

    Reducing How Much Nitrogen Enters a Lake Has Little Impact on Algal Blooms, Find Canadian Scientists

    Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms. 

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  • December 12, 2017

    Winnipeggers’ Need for Better Quality, More Affordable Housing Increases for First Time Since 1996

    The number of Winnipeggers in "core housing need" increased to 12.1 per cent in 2016, up from 10.3 per cent in 2011. This is according to new data released by Peg. 

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  • December 11, 2017

    Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    A coalition of 12 World Trade Organization Members is urging the WTO today to advance the discussion on fossil fuel subsidies, asking for transparency and reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.

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  • December 05, 2017

    Sustainability Think Tank Opens Doors in Toronto

    We have just opened our new office in Toronto, Canada, which marks our fifth office around the world.

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  • December 01, 2017

    India reduces expenditure on energy subsidies by USD 15.4 billion: IISD, ODI and ICF India

    Renewable subsidies rise but coal subsidies remain stagnant, despite increased social costs to India’s GDP driven by air pollution and health care expenses.

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  • November 27, 2017

    Sitting International Court of Justice judges worked as arbitrators in at least 90 investor–state cases: study

    At least seven current and thirteen former International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges worked as arbitrators during their tenure, an IISD study found. IISD researchers identified 90 investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases in which sitting ICJ judges have worked–or are currently working–as arbitrators. A total of more than USD 1 million in fees were paid to ICJ judges in nine of those 90 cases. The full amount is unknown because arbitrator fees are typically not disclosed in ISDS cases.

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  • November 21, 2017

    IISD Welcomes Ambassador Therese Adam to its Board of Directors

    IISD is pleased to welcome Ambassador (ret.) Therese Adam to its board of directors, following a unanimous vote at the board’s most recent general meeting.

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  • November 19, 2017

    Media Availability: With Keystone spill, questions remain about oil's impact on fresh water

    Oil spills, such as the recent spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, will have an impact on the surrounding environment. Experts from IISD Experimental Lakes Area are available for media to break down what we know about the impact of oil on fresh water systems.

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  • October 27, 2017

    Jason Potts Presented with First IISD Outstanding Achievement Award

    IISD is pleased to announce Jason Potts as the recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his vision and leadership in championing inclusive sustainability standards.

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