Press release

Internet Governance and Sustainable Development

November 7, 2007

IISD book launch

  • When: November 14, 2007 17:00 to 18:00
  • Where: Internet Governance Forum - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, IGF meeting room – Pardo II
  • Keynote speakers from InfoDev, IDRC and IISD
  • Wine, refreshment and hors d'œuvres

Sustainable development. Internet governance.

The connection between these two issues may not be obvious and yet in this increasingly global economy the two are inextricably linked. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without global access to communications and knowledge sharing.

"Therefore," according to Heather Creech, Director of Knowledge Communications for the International Institute for Sustainable Development, "the outcomes of the Internet governance debate will affect our ability to manage the social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable development."

Please join us for this launch of Internet Governance and Sustainable Development: Towards a Common Agenda (PDF - 374 kb) at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 12-15, 2007.

For more information contact:

  • Tony Vetter
    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Phone: +1 (613) 288-2024
    Cell: +1 613-864-3566

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.