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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research including books, reports, working papers and other materials covering all sustainable development themes. 

The IISD Library includes reports, issue briefs, books, working papers and other materials capturing much of IISD's institutional and research history.

IISD's publications are available to download as PDF files at no charge. Hard copies of many of these are also available for sale. See our Permissions & Licensing Policy. We are occasionally able to reprint bulk orders of out-of-print publications (a minimum of 50 copies). For further information on such special orders, please contact the Publications Coordinator. If you have any trouble finding specific titles in the database or have any questions about our publications, please contact us.

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  • Policy Brief
    Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities: SDG 8

    Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities: SDG 8

    IISD’s SDG Indicator Portal tracks SDG progress in 13 cities across Canada. The third brief in this series provides an overview of SDG 8—promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all—across cities in Canada. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    sNAPshot: Kenya's County Climate Change Funds

    sNAPshot: Kenya's County Climate Change Funds

    This policy brief looks at how five county governments in Kenya have established County Climate Change Funds (CCCFs) that identify, prioritize and finance investments to reduce climate risk and achieve adaptation priorities. Read More
  • Blog
    How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us

    How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us

    Pollution—of our water, soil and air—is now the biggest killer on earth. Let’s make 2018 a year of action. Read More
  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2017

    Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2017

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy. Read More
  • Blog
    Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction

    Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction

    Jane McDonald, Managing Director at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, responds to the federal government announcing its next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada. Read More
  • Blog
    2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must

    2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must

    Responding to climate change has become more urgent than ever. This guest blog post from Climate Diplomacy explains what we have learned about responding to disasters this year. Read More
  • Commentary
    A Risky Tango? Investment facilitation and the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

    A Risky Tango? Investment facilitation and the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

    Investment facilitation—if structured right—could reshape global investment law frameworks for the better. However, this solution-oriented cooperative approach is not well-suited for the WTO. Read More
  • Blog
    New Year’s Resolutions: Is a pollution-free planet possible to achieve?

    New Year’s Resolutions: Is a pollution-free planet possible to achieve?

    Is UNEA’s high ambition of a pollution-free planet unrealistic? Christian Ledwell explores opportunities for countries to have a significant impact through regulatory action that focuses on three specific pollutants. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    How to Best Manage Water Retention Sites to Protect Manitoba's Environment

    How to Best Manage Water Retention Sites to Protect Manitoba's Environment

    Water retention sites—vital for protecting Manitoba from floods—must be well managed so Manitobans can enjoy the abundance of additional environmental benefits they can bring. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member states

    Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member states

    i24c and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publish recommendations for the European Commission and member state authorities on how to better leverage the power of the public purse to drive demand of low-carbon innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Read More