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About Economic Law and Policy

Sustainable development demands substantial investments to create long-term economic and social benefits without compromising the natural environment. Our experts work with governments, civil society and businesses on the legal and policy reforms that are needed to channel economic activity for inclusive and sustainable growth. IISD also serves as the secretariat to the Intergovermental Forum on Mining, Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development, a member-driven organization that provides national governments the opportunity to work collectively to achieve their sustainable mining goals.

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IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

As the Sustainable Development Goals were in the final hours of negotiation in 2015, and in the early days of implementation in 2016, IISD experts reflected on the implications for countries, the UN system, and our own programs of work. These articles, first published as a series of blog postings, are the outward expression of that thought process. 

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