The Knowledge to Act
More

Library

IISD Library

Share This

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.

Recently Added

  • Blog
    Voices and choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Voices and choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Somewhere back in the 12th century, a young man by the name of Francesco Bernadone heard a voice, telling him to “go and repair this house.” He... Read More

  • Report
    Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives

    Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives

    This report presents the ideas posited by various Canadian stakeholders in an IISD expert meeting on a progressive agenda on investment, held in Ottawa, Canada, June 13, 2018. Read More
  • Blog
    ALivE: A new tool for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    ALivE: A new tool for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    There’s an urgent need to prepare ecosystems for climate change impacts. Healthy ecosystems are critical for sustaining livelihoods. They also increase our capacity to adapt to climate change. Read More
  • Blog
    Let's talk, not bicker, about Canada's energy future

    Let's talk, not bicker, about Canada's energy future

    A clean energy transition requires Canadians to find consensus and act. Read More
  • Blog
    China's War on Pollution—and What Comes Next

    China's War on Pollution—and What Comes Next

    Insights on China's climate leadership following the 10th meeting of Eco Forum Global. Read More
  • Report
    Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries

    Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries

    This publication aims to provide the first comprehensive and consistent record of energy subsidies in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, with a view to improving transparency and establishing a solid analytical basis that can help build the case for further reforms in these countries (this study covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).  Read More
  • Report
    Global Value Chain Policy Series: Environment

    Global Value Chain Policy Series: Environment

    This paper, part of the Global Value Chain Policy Series, examines questions that arise at the intersection of environmental sustainability and global value chains.  Read More
  • Guidebook
    ALivE Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystem Planning Tool: User Manual

    ALivE Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystem Planning Tool: User Manual

    The ALivE user manual provides detailed guidance on applying the computer-based ALivE tool designed to support the planning of effective and feasible ecosystem-based adaptation options. Read More
  • Commentary
    Big Data for Resilience

    Big Data for Resilience

    Summary of a recent event looking at the links between Big Data, resilience and achieving long-term development goals, and the implications for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. Read More
  • Policy Brief
    sNAPshot | Strategic Communications for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process in Saint Lucia

    sNAPshot | Strategic Communications for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process in Saint Lucia

    A strategic approach to communications can improve how governments engage citizens throughout their NAP process. Read More