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A new sense of urgency for climate action is being felt all around the world, and governments are now accelerating national efforts to put adaptation at the heart of decision making.
Phasing out fossil fuels is critical to global efforts to tackle climate change, but actions to curb emissions are hindered by protections granted under international investment law.
Supporting Marine Fishing Sustainably: A review of central and state government support for marine fisheries in India
This report provides an inventory of support measures to marine fisheries in India and identifies programs that are key priorities for an in-depth evaluation of impacts from socio-economic and environmental sustainability perspectives.
Canada should adopt a whole-of-government approach to climate change and build on the successes and challenges of its peers both at home and abroad.
This report presents a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Hondsbossche Dunes project in the Netherlands.
IISD undertook a scoping exercise to hear from our staff, civil society, and policy partners about what they see as some of the biggest challenges in charting a path to sustainable food systems in Canada.
This guidebook provides concrete recommendations for how states in India can implement solar irrigation sustainably—targeting low-income and marginal farmers while avoiding negative impacts on groundwater.
At COP 26, a group of developed countries announced plans to provide climate finance to help South Africa move away from coal — but a crucial question is how to ensure these funds do not help another fossil fuel industry take off.
This IGF New Tech New Deal case study of Burkina Faso examines labour and other impacts of new mining technology in large-scale and artisanal mining.
This IGF New Tech, New Deal case study of Democratic Republic of Congo examines the implications for local suppliers and policy options for governments.