Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
Scott Vaughan ends his tenure as President and CEO of IISD, having set the organization up for future success, growth and relevance.Read More
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.Read More