IISD In The News
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.
Can technology turn Canada's oilsands green?
National Observer - March 19, 2018 “There certainly are some GHG benefits from [oilsands research and development],” says Philip Gass, senior energy researcher at IISD. “But the point is that it is still support for continued use of fossil fuels over other alternatives. That’s where it is definitely still a subsidy to fossil fuels even if there is some benefit.”Read More
Technology central to future of mine asset management
Mining Journal - March 15, 2018 "The International Institute for Sustainable Development has said driverless technology increases mining output by an estimated 15-20%, "while decreasing fuel and maintenance costs by 10-15%, and 8%, respectively"."Read More
Her er fem løsninger på udfordringen med fremtidens mange klimaflygtninge
Politiken - March 15, 2018 This year, a new reality, based on a new international paradigm regarding refugees, must emerge. Here are five steps that need to be set in motion to make this happen. (This article is in Danish. An English-language version can be found here).Read More
The goal is to study what happens when oil spills in a lake... without actually harming the lake
CBC Ottawa - March 13, 2018 Jules Blais of the University of Ottawa speaks to CBC Ottawa's All in a Day with Alan Neal about upcoming research into the impacts of oil spills on fresh water at IISD Experimental Lakes Area.Read More
Scientists planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario
CBC News - March 07, 2018 "Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. CBC's Bartley Kives speaks with Vince Palace, head research scientist at IISD Experimental Lakes Area."Read More
Scientists plan simulated oil spills in northwestern Ontario
CBC News - March 07, 2018 "Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. Ecologists at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) east of Kenora are planning to simulate a series of spills, clean them up and then assess what happens to the water, plants and animals."Read More
How Calgary is Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change
CBC Calgary - March 07, 2018 Anika Terton speaks to CBC Calgary's Rob Brown about how cities across the world, including Calgary, are planning for the impacts of climate change. (Video starts at 7:20)Read More
OECD: Fossil fuel subsidies added up to at least $373bn in 2015
Carbon Brief - March 06, 2018 "Ivetta Gerasimchuk, a researcher from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an NGO which tracks producer subsidies, tells Carbon Brief that the new figures are the OECD’s attempt to begin to reconcile the many different estimates for fossil fuel support."Read More
Cities, scientists unite in battle against climate change at U.N. summit
Reuters - March 05, 2018 "The push to reinforce ties between scientists and local governments comes at a pivotal time as many cities prepare to invest in new infrastructure, said Henry David Venema of the International Institute for Sustainable Development."Read More
The Artisanal of Way of Mining
Materials World - March 01, 2018 "A report tracking the growth in artisanal and small-scale mining seeks to address the need for greater regulation. Khai Trung Le talks to Matthew Bliss about what role policy and industry have to play in its development."Read More