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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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  • Policy Brief
    How to Best Manage Water Retention Sites to Protect Manitoba's Environment

    How to Best Manage Water Retention Sites to Protect Manitoba's Environment

    Water retention sites—vital for protecting Manitoba from floods—must be well managed so Manitobans can enjoy the abundance of additional environmental benefits they can bring. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member states

    Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member states

    i24c and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publish recommendations for the European Commission and member state authorities on how to better leverage the power of the public purse to drive demand of low-carbon innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    Effective Public Investments to Improve Food Security

    Effective Public Investments to Improve Food Security

    The world has made significant progress in reducing hunger over the past decade. But hunger remains a major challenge. This policy brief identifies the most effective and efficient ways to invest in improving food security. Read More
  • Blog
    What Are Algal Blooms and Why Do They Matter?

    What Are Algal Blooms and Why Do They Matter?

    Algal blooms on lakes are unsightly and can be toxic. Want to know what they are and how we can help combat them? Learn more. Read More
  • Report
    Investment Laws of ASEAN Countries: A comparative review

    Investment Laws of ASEAN Countries: A comparative review

    This report compares the investment laws of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, focusing on basic questions relating to the function of investment laws in each country. Read More
  • Commentary
    The Coming EVolution of Road Transport

    The Coming EVolution of Road Transport

    The transition to electric vehicles will cripple long-entrenched markets and create new ones; it will challenge economic and social systems to adapt at uncomfortable speeds and will be accompanied by significant shifts in geopolitical power and relations. Read More
  • Blog
    To Phase Out Coal, World Leaders Should Learn from Tobacco Action

    To Phase Out Coal, World Leaders Should Learn from Tobacco Action

    A few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line. Read More
  • Blog
    Message to Argentina: Inclusiveness makes better policy

    Message to Argentina: Inclusiveness makes better policy

    Argentina just revoked the credentials of more than 60 civil society participants for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference. Aaron Cosbey explains why this is a bad idea. Read More
  • Blog
    Paris to Paris: Raising climate finance without raising global temperature

    Paris to Paris: Raising climate finance without raising global temperature

    What does climate (and broader sustainability) leadership mean today, as we close out a year of ever-increasing emissions and one of the top three hottest years on record?  Read More
  • Report
    Conflict-Sensitive Conservation in the Maiko–Tayna–Kahuzi–Biega Landscape: Conflict analysis

    Conflict-Sensitive Conservation in the Maiko–Tayna–Kahuzi–Biega Landscape: Conflict analysis

    This conflict analysis provides guidance for advancing conflict-sensitive conservation in the Maiko–Tayna–Kahuzi–Biega landscape. Read More