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  • March 21
    How Can Sustainability Standards Contribute to Empowering Women’s Food Security?

    How Can Sustainability Standards Contribute to Empowering Women’s Food Security?

    Food security is an intersectional issue and development organizations can use voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) to contribute to empowering women’s food security in agriculture.

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  • March 18
    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy

    We explain how President Trump wants the EPA to changes its policies on mercury, and how it could impact the United States and potentially Canada.

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  • March 11
    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms

    Recent US legislation to combat algal blooms and protect fresh water shows bipartisan environmental action is still possible—and sets an example for other countries.

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  • March 8
    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    Is GST stalling India's clean energy transition?

    Is a newly introduced Goods and Sales Tax stalling India's move away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy?

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  • March 8
    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Women Could Gain Far More With Better Targeting of Government Energy Subsidies, New Research Finds

    Millions of dollars worth of fossil fuel subsidies could be better targeted by governments to benefit poor women.

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  • February 19
    Canadians Deserve Decision-Making Based on More than GDP

    Canadians Deserve Decision-Making Based on More than GDP

    If Canadians (or citizens anywhere) want well-being to continue for their children and grandchildren, the country’s comprehensive wealth must be sustained.

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  • February 6
    As Members Debate WTO Reform, What Lies Ahead for 2019?

    As Members Debate WTO Reform, What Lies Ahead for 2019?

    The international trade community is returning to action in what promises to be a jam-packed year that could set the stage for an overhaul of the World Trade Organization.

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  • February 4
    How Will Cannabis Legalization Affect our Fresh Water?

    How Will Cannabis Legalization Affect our Fresh Water?

    The world’s freshwater laboratory is a very busy field station these days—with ongoing studies examining algal blooms, climate change, selenium toxicity, environmental DNA, non-lethal ways to...

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  • January 31
    CEO Transition

    CEO Transition

    Scott Vaughan ends his tenure as President and CEO of IISD, having set the organization up for future success, growth and relevance.

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  • January 30
    Reducing IIA Risks to Climate Change Rules Using Permits

    Reducing IIA Risks to Climate Change Rules Using Permits

    The purchase of Washington Gas holds important developments for permitting foreign investment without hampering the growth of climate change regulations.

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