Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
Wetlands: Protecting us from floods and saving us money
Can wetlands protect us from floods, while also bringing us financial benefits? Hisham Osman thinks so...Read More
Behind the Scenes of the G20: a Substantive Process Leads to a Significant Statement
After months of working behind the scenes to help develop recommendations for G20 leaders, I can tell you that it is a substantive process that led to a significant statement.Read More
Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20
This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement.Read More
Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists
Journalists play an important role as watchdogs for many social problems. But with a problem as large and complex as climate change, how can journalists tell stories that spur action and help audiences prepare for its impacts?Read More
Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?
When it comes to watershed ecosystems in northern Manitoba, we see a need for coordinated strategic large-area planning to ensure that the benefits derived from these ecosystems are maintained.Read More
From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform
IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on June 18 at the C20 Summit, a gathering that facilitated exchanges among civil society from G20 countries on the upcoming G20 Summit agenda and beyond.Read More
Creating the Space for SDG Innovation: A Geneva case study
What role should innovation be playing in sustainable development? We look at an example of its application: the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem under our SDG Knowledge Program.Read More
How Can the G20 Effectively Address Migration?
We make the case for how the upcoming G20 summit's core focus—how to strengthen economic resilience and further integrate global financial markets—can help address both hunger and migration.Read More
How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public Procurement
Public procurement is “not a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.”Read More
Une nouvelle loi pour sécuriser les terres au profit des paysans maliens
Le 11 avril 2017, le Président malien a promulgué la loi foncière agricole (LFA) adoptée par l'Assemblée nationale 10 jours plus tôt. C'est la première fois dans l'histoire législative du Mali qu'une loi est spécifiquement adoptée pour traiter des terres agricoles.Read More