October 31, 2005

IISD receives increased support for sustainable development research

WINNIPEG, MAN-The federal government is contributing a total of $6.72 million to sustainable development research. Environment Canada has increased its annual support to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a Winnipeg-based research organization, from $200,000 to $1 million annually under terms of its three-year agreement with IISD. In recognition of the Institute's ongoing contribution to sustainable development and poverty reduction, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is also providing a grant of $3.72 million over three years. The federal funding will enable the IISD to conduct research and information dissemination activities pertinent to sustainability in Canada and internationally. Research on sustainable development and engagement of partners on the full range of sustainability challenges including climate change, clean air, clean water, land use and biodiversity supports Canada's Project Green, a comprehensive the set of policies and programs working to achieve a sustainable environment, healthy population and competitive economy.

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