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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.

  • Artisanal, small-scale mining explodes amid rising prices

    Mining Weekly - January 22, 2018  "The Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development estimated a more than doubling in the number of artisanal and small-scale miners from six-million in 1993 to 13-million in 1999."

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  • Benefits of Aadhaar Unclear: RBI Researchers

    National Herald - January 20, 2018  "There are contradicting cost-benefit analyses about Aadhaar, the paper stated. The government, in a pa­per put out by the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, claims that till date it has saved about Rs 14,672 crore using Aadhaar through DBT schemes. But a Canadian non-profit, International Institute of Sustainable Development, has claimed that the gov­ernment has incurred a loss...

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  • Développement durable: le Sénégal veut opter pour la méthodologie SAVI

    SeneNews - January 19, 2018  "Le gouvernement du Sénégal, à travers le ministère des Mines et de la Géologie en collaboration avec la Fondation Maya et l’ International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a entamé, hier, des discussions sur les infrastructures durables et la méthodologie SAVI."

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  • Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study

    CBC Manitoba - January 18, 2018  "Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling the amount of nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to the results of a decades-long study. Scientists working in the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario conducted a whole-ecosystem experiment on one lake, beginning in 1969."

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  • Myth of Subsidy Cut

    The Day After - January 15, 2018  "During the same period, carbon-emitter fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas remained the largest beneficiaries. While subsidies to renewable energy increased by over Rs 6,700 crore ($1.05 billion), they accounted for less than 10 percent of the energy subsidies of the central government, according to this report by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), a think-tank,...

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  • Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying

    Scientific American - January 11, 2018  "Although some lakes can also absorb CO2 at their surfaces similar to the way oceans do, the increases in these other sources of organic and inorganic carbon are likely the dominant factor, says Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area, a natural laboratory of 58 small lakes in Ontario."

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  • Economic costs of pollution simply sickening

    Terrace Standard - January 11, 2018  "In April of 2017, the International Institute for Sustainable Development released a report (whose methodology was endorsed by the Conference Board of Canada) providing an estimate of the costs of pollution on ordinary citizens and families. Their conclusion is shocking, although not altogether unexpected: pollution costs Canadian families, businesses and governments up to tens of billions of...

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  • The Mother Of All Disruptions

    Swarajya - January 10, 2018  "Coal miners, steel, oil and gas, and construction workers are also looking at a tenuous future. The Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development predicts that autonomous long-distance-haul trains, automated drilling and tunnel-boring systems, and other technological job-slayers will reach their peak rates of deployment in the next ten to 15 years and replace 40–80 per cent...

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  • Nitrogen reduction not the path

    Manitoba Cooperator - January 08, 2018  “We have been researching the role of artificial nitrogen in algal blooms for almost 50 years now, and these latest results clearly demonstrate that ceasing nitrogen loading into lakes has little effect on the size or duration of algal blooms,” said Scott Higgins, lead author on the paper.

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  • Du pétrole sera déversé délibérément dans un lac près de Kenora

    Radio-Canada - January 02, 2018  "Une équipe de chercheurs déversera du pétrole dans un lac de la Région des lacs expérimentaux (RLE) afin d'étudier l'impact sur les poissons d'eau douce."

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