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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.

  • How can the media do a better job of covering sustainable development?

    TVO The Agenda - April 23, 2018  “Sustainability is not just about environment; it’s about economic issues. It’s about social issues. And they’re all interconnected,” says Zahra Sethna, director of communications at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a think tank.

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  • Liberal Women's Commission proposes environmental rights bill at Halifax convention

    National Observer - April 20, 2018  "The International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates that Canada loses $36 billion per year to health care costs and lost productivity associated with pollution-related illnesses."

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  • La contaminación asfixia a la economía

    El País - April 13, 2018  (Spanish-language article) “La polución atmosférica es un problema muy serio pero existen otros contaminantes que pueden ser igual o más costosos, pero nos falta la información necesaria para estar seguros”, alerta Robert Smith, investigador del Instituto Internacional para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IISD).

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  • Freshwater World

    The National Film Board of Canada - April 12, 2018  In this film from 1974, Giles Walker takes a look at a variety of projects undertaken by scientists at Environment Canada's Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg to study the processes that pollute or disrupt clean and balanced freshwater environments. Beautiful footage of IISD Experimental Lakes Area starts at 3:28.

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  • A wish list for an environmentally friendly NAFTA

    Mongabay - April 11, 2018  “You get what you pay for,” Scott Vaughan of the IISD said. “While the CEC has always been pretty low-profile, it’s done a lot of good work and improved our understanding of the state of the environment across North America.”

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  • Canadian lakes serve as windows into Earth's origins

    The Weather Network - April 09, 2018  "The Lake Matano discoveries had special significance for Dr. Sherry Schiff in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her long history of studying freshwater habitats, including those at IISD-ELA in northern Ontario, helped her formulate a hypothesis."

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  • Canadian corporations are suing developing countries for billions of dollars

    The National Observer - April 09, 2018  "Howard Mann, a senior law advisor at the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development, says ISDS cases can impede sustainable development, especially when governments are already struggling to pay the bills. “If governments are paying billions of dollars to settle claims, they’re not spending it on education, health or local infrastructure.”"

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  • Sewage SOS

    Winnipeg Free Press - April 07, 2018  IISD Experimental Lakes Area's Scott Higgins contributes a piece to this insert in the Winnipeg Free Press, explaining the science of phosphorus and algae.

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  • Climate Atlas of Canada Launched at the ROM Today

    Water Canada - April 04, 2018  "The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines data from 12 climate models, regional maps, and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions."

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  • Preserving Prairie pastures more important than ever

    Winnipeg Free Press - March 31, 2018  "[T]he Association of Manitoba Community Pastures [...] worked with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Saskatchewan to measure the direct monetary and non-monetary value the 19 remaining Manitoba pastures provide by way of environmental, social and economic benefits."

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