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By implementing progressive low-emission development strategies that promote integrated clean energy solutions and broader sustainable development objectives, we can move towards climate change mitigation which requires a shift to low-carbon development. 

Our experts help policy-makers identify and prioritize options for reducing emissions, such as through developing clean and renewable energy systems. We also support developing countries in identifying and accessing financing for low-carbon development. We do this by developing roadmaps for reform, engaging proactively with policy-makers and the stakeholders they engage with, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of policy options for energy and carbon mitigation, and identifying means of implementation.

  • Blog
    Nordhaus Nobel Recognizes What We've Long Known: Carbon pricing works

    Nordhaus Nobel Recognizes What We've Long Known: Carbon pricing works

    In 1984, Nordhaus concluded climate change is real, its impacts are global and comparable to economic depression, and it's likely to occur in sudden jolts.

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  • Policy Brief
    Safeguarding NDC Implementation: Building resilience into energy systems

    Safeguarding NDC Implementation: Building resilience into energy systems

    This short brief aims to enhance awareness and highlight the importance of integrating weather and climate-related risk into the planning stages of energy infrastructure development.

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  • Report
    Advancing Linked Carbon Pricing Instruments: Lessons on governing carbon pricing clubs from non-climate institutions

    Advancing Linked Carbon Pricing Instruments: Lessons on governing carbon pricing clubs from non-climate institutions

    The implementation of the Paris Agreement is anchored in a wide variety of climate targets and domestic policies, captured in Parties’ Nationally...

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  • Report
    Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels

    Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels

    This report examines the inventory of federal fossil fuel subsidies in Canada

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  • Blog
    Climate at the Crossroads

    Climate at the Crossroads

    It began and ended with two new cabinets and two new words: climate change.They were added to the title of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first...

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  • Discussion Paper
    A Dialogue on a Just and Managed Transition to a Paris-Aligned Low-Carbon Future

    A Dialogue on a Just and Managed Transition to a Paris-Aligned Low-Carbon Future

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Oil Change International (OCI) hosted a Chatham House Rule round table discussion on Canada's energy transition in May 2018. This discussion paper highlights key outcomes from this round table for the purposes of informing continuing conversation.

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  • Report
    Economic Instruments to Leverage Clean Energy Investment

    Economic Instruments to Leverage Clean Energy Investment

    There is widespread recognition that the bulk of the investment needed to meet the Paris objectives and SDGs will have to come from private...

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  • Blog
    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder explores the current status of the Energy Charter Treaty, and why now, more than ever, it deserves far more public attention and scrutiny.

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  • Commentary
    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    Gender-Responsive Climate Action

    What does gender-responsive climate action look like? Expert commentary on achieving gender-responsive climate action through women’s empowerment, inclusive policy-making and other innovative practices.

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  • Speech
    IISD Speech: President and CEO Scott Vaughan at Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Fun, Profit and Saving the Earth event

    IISD Speech: President and CEO Scott Vaughan at Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Fun, Profit and Saving the Earth event

    IISD President and CEO Scott Vaughan spoke to nearly 400 business leaders about how transitioning to a green economy can help Winnipeg weather climate change.

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