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  • July 17
    How NGOs Can Survive in the Age of Distrust

    How NGOs Can Survive in the Age of Distrust

    For the fourth year in a row, Transparify has given IISD its highest rating for financial disclosure of donors.

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  • July 16
    Voices and Choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Voices and Choices: Laudato Si at three years

    Voices from around the globe recently came together to celebrate and put into action Laudato Si, Pope Francis's call for dialogue on the radical changes needed to repair our earth.

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  • July 10
    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.

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  • July 6
    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.

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  • July 6
    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.

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  • June 27
    Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation:  Why SDG 9 matters and how we can achieve it

    Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation: Why SDG 9 matters and how we can achieve it

    With half the world now living in cities, and billions of dollars spent each year on growth and infrastructure, we need to finance and implement sustainable infrastructure practices that reduce our environmental footprint, employ clean technologies and are economically viable.

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  • June 19
    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    How the Energy Charter Treaty Could Have Costly Consequences for Governments and Climate Action

    Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder explores the current status of the Energy Charter Treaty, and why now, more than ever, it deserves far more public attention and scrutiny.

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  • June 14
    Using Financial Technologies for a More Sustainable Planet

    Using Financial Technologies for a More Sustainable Planet

    If you have heard of the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then you have probably heard of "fintech." We explore how these financial technologies could be applied to create a more sustainable planet.

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  • June 12
    Joining Forces to put People at the Centre of Land Governance

    Joining Forces to put People at the Centre of Land Governance

    IISD is proud to announce that the International Land Coalition (ILC) recently confirmed us as an official member. Francine Picard, Parliamentary Advisor for IISD’s Economic Law and Policy, explains what this means for IISD's work to end poverty and hunger.

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  • June 11
    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    Three Key Challenges to Innovative Public Procurement

    In our work, we frequently come across three barriers for public procurers in their attempt to implement innovative public procurement. This blog discusses each and provides examples of how they are being addressed.

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