Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Could a U.S.–China Trade War Lead to a New Wave of Land Grabs?
A trade war could force China to search for new frontiers to secure its soybean demand and protect its supply chains, leading to another wave of so-called “land grabs.”Read More