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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
    Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies

    Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies

    We asked four members of our Winnipeg team how they would tackle some of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues: This is what they came up with. Read More
  • Commentary
    Reply to Public Consultation on Canada's International Investment Agreements (FIPAs)

    Reply to Public Consultation on Canada's International Investment Agreements (FIPAs)

    The Canadian government launched a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs) on August 14, 2018. This commentary outlines IISD's reply. Read More
  • Blog
    Biodiversity Conservation: Are we content to fight a rear-guard action?

    Biodiversity Conservation: Are we content to fight a rear-guard action?

    We have to devote ourselves to working out how nature might be placed at the heart of development to enhance social justice and biodiversity conservation. Read More
  • Blog
    Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience

    Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience

    Disruptive technology has vast applications toward increasing the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems. Here are five encouraging examples. Read More
  • Blog
    WTO Survival Uncertain as Ministers Meet in Canada

    WTO Survival Uncertain as Ministers Meet in Canada

    The WTO faces its most critical test—a reaction to the October 2018 Joint Communiqué as international trade evolves faster than the WTO can move. Read More
  • Report
    Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018 – Measuring What Matters in the Long Term

    Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018 – Measuring What Matters in the Long Term

    Comprehensive wealth measures the country’s produced, natural, human, financial and social capital. Read More
  • Blog
    Sustainable Finance Key to Low-Carbon Economic Transition

    Sustainable Finance Key to Low-Carbon Economic Transition

    Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its interim report yesterday with a clear message that harnessing the country’s financial assets is essential for a successful low-carbon transition. Read More
  • Blog
    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: How does it contribute to sustainable development?

    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: How does it contribute to sustainable development?

    The strengths and growth potential of Burkina Faso's new Agricultural Investment Code. Read More
  • Blog
    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    We comb the IPCC special report to show how Canada already is, and increasingly will be, affected by global warming and climate change. Read More
  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2018

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2018

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy. Read More