The Knowledge to Act
More

Blog

Our Blog

Share This

Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.

  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • June 6
    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria

    In the unplanned and informal settlements that abound in Dar es Salaam, flooding causes heavy losses in livelihoods and infrastructure. What does Big Data have to do with this?

    Read More
  • June 4
    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can't reuse it, refuse it

    June 5 marks World Environment Day, with a focus on reducing the heavy burden plastic pollution places on nature, wildlife and human health. This blog explains four ways we can all make a difference.

    Read More
  • May 29
    Why Social Innovation Is Crucial in Mining

    Why Social Innovation Is Crucial in Mining

    Social innovation has been recognized as crucial for the future of the mining industry. In this blog, we interview Alec Crawford, Senior Researcher at IISD, about his thoughts on social innovation in the sector.

    Read More
  • May 29
    IISD Contributes to the Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank

    IISD Contributes to the Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank

    IISD applauds the New Development Bank for setting out a clear target whereby two thirds of its portfolio will advance sustainable infrastructure as well as their strategic focus on clean energy, irrigation and water resource management.

    Read More
  • May 22
    Can Sustainability Standards Help Protect the World’s Biodiversity?

    Can Sustainability Standards Help Protect the World’s Biodiversity?

    Voluntary sustainability standards provide an opportunity to reduce agriculture's impact on biodiversity and promote best practices. On World Biodiversity Day, we interview IISD expert Vivek Voora, on on how standards can impact biodiversity. 

    Read More
  • May 14
    Food for Thought: Weighing up health and investment in the age of the new pandemic

    Food for Thought: Weighing up health and investment in the age of the new pandemic

    Obesity is increasing in developing countries and trade agreements could help monitor this. Read more to find out how.

    Read More