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  • September 19, 2019

    Governments should fight air pollution from fossil fuels as they fight tobacco: New report

    NEW YORK, September 19, 2019—A new report launched today has challenged decision-makers, policymakers and political leaders to tackle fossil fuel production and consumption as a health control issue, in the same way that smoking has been reduced and regulated.

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  • September 17, 2019

    IISD releases 2018–2019 annual report

    IISD's Annual Report features highlights such as helping Fiji develop and communicate its first national plan on climate change adaptation, a new partnership to guide investments and decisions on how to end hunger sustainably, and work with industry associations in Canada to find best practices for oil spill cleanup in freshwater environments

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  • August 30, 2019

    IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Genome Prairie Launch Unique Research to Explore How Wetlands Help Clean Up Oil Spills

    Researchers at IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s freshwater laboratory in northwestern Ontario, have launched a one-of-a-kind experiment to explore how to harness the power of wetlands to clean up oil spills.

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  • August 21, 2019

    Erik Davies joins IISD as Director, Reporting Services

    IISD is pleased to announce Erik Davies has joined our team as Director, Reporting Services. He brings over 25 years of progressive management experience in international development and a strong track record in communications.

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  • August 06, 2019

    Calcium levels in freshwater lakes declining in Europe and North America with negative impacts on some species, new study

    A new global study of how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world has revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms.

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  • August 06, 2019

    India’s coal power sector dragging its feet to address avoidable air pollution

    New Delhi, August 6, 2019 – Most coal-fired power plants in India have not installed pollution control technology, although the Central Government revised emissions standards almost four years ago.A new analysis estimates the cost of installing technology to control for sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter (among others) at between INR 73,000 crore (USD 10 billion) and INR 86...

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  • July 31, 2019

    Ontario provides roughly CAD 700 million annually to subsidize fossil fuels at a time of fiscal constraint, new report shows

    Ontario, a province undergoing an aggressive push to balance its budget after projecting a deficit of CAD 11.7 billion in 2018/19, still provides roughly CAD 700 million in subsidies to fossil fuels that increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change, according to a new study.

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  • July 17, 2019

    IISD wins big in global Think Tank Awards

    IISD brought home three top honours at the prestigious 2019 Think Tank Awards, presented by Prospect Magazine. The accolades include 2019’s Think Tank to Watch, given to an innovative think tank that is “on the move.”

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  • June 25, 2019

    G20 Support to Coal Power Plants Increases By More Than Double: Report

    G20 governments have more than doubled the amount of financial support they provide to coal power plants in just three years, despite pledging a decade ago to phase out subsidies to all fossil fuels and help prevent catastrophic climate change.

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  • June 17, 2019

    Reforming Subsidies Could Help Pay for a Clean Energy Revolution: Report

    Reforming the USD 372 billion countries spend each year on fossil fuel subsidies and reallocating between 10 and 30 per cent of the savings to renewable projects would help support a transition to clean energy.

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