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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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  • Blog
    Do Voluntary Standards Actually Stop Biodiversity Loss?

    Do Voluntary Standards Actually Stop Biodiversity Loss?

    Protecting our biodiversity is a complex challenge many voluntary sustainability standards are trying to address. We see look at their strengths and weaknesses. Read More
  • Blog
    How IISD Is Contributing to Inclusive, Global Food Security

    How IISD Is Contributing to Inclusive, Global Food Security

    We are proud to announce the Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG) recently confirmed IISD as an associate member. Read More
  • Blog
    How ECOWAS Parliamentarians are Advancing Gender Equality in Agriculture

    How ECOWAS Parliamentarians are Advancing Gender Equality in Agriculture

    How the ECOWAS Parliamentary Network fosters food security, women’s empowerment and investment in agriculture. Read More
  • Blog
    We Must Study Marijuana's Impact on the Environment Before It's Too Late

    We Must Study Marijuana's Impact on the Environment Before It's Too Late

    How could marijuana impact freshwater supplies? The focus on human health with Canada’s legalization has highlighted the lack of discussion on the potential environmental effects. Read More
  • Report
    Supporting Global Adaptation Action: NAP Global Network 2017-18 Progress Report

    Supporting Global Adaptation Action: NAP Global Network 2017-18 Progress Report

    This progress report focuses on the NAP Global Network's activities from November 2017 to November 2018. It also provides an update on the Network’s overall progress. Read More
  • Blog
    Freshwater Lakes’ Pollution Problems Go Beyond Plastics

    Freshwater Lakes’ Pollution Problems Go Beyond Plastics

    Focusing solely on plastic pollution ignores the myriad problems — from algae to pollution — that plague our lakes Read More
  • Report
    Subsidy Swap: Reducing fossil fuel subsidies through energy efficiency and renewable energy in Zambia

    Subsidy Swap: Reducing fossil fuel subsidies through energy efficiency and renewable energy in Zambia

    This report examines the potential of subsidy reform to improve cost recovery in the electricity sector and promote clean energy and energy efficiency in Zambia. Read More
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    Floating Treatment Wetlands: Keeping our fresh water clean and healthy

    Floating Treatment Wetlands: Keeping our fresh water clean and healthy

    We explain how, where and why floating treatment wetlands can be used to keep freshwater bodies clean around the world. Read More
  • Blog
    Contract Farming: Challenges and a new tool for success

    Contract Farming: Challenges and a new tool for success

    IISD and FAO have developed a Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming to help farmers and responsible buyers address the shortcomings of contract farming. Read More
  • Blog
    Ten Years of G20 Summits: Hopes and failures

    Ten Years of G20 Summits: Hopes and failures

    Does the G20 have anything to offer in a world of conflict and confusion? Read More