We are in a race for our lives—and it’s a race we can win. The solutions exist, and we can cross the finish line by increasing ambition, harnessing political will, and joining forces to act together.
IISD believes in the power of partnerships. We work with governments, with industry, with civil society—with anyone who shares our values and believes, like we do, that a better world is possible.
For three decades, we have seen our greatest successes emerge from diverse alliances that foster transparency, gender equality and social inclusion. The solutions that stem from these collaborations are durable because they are equitable and built from the bottom up.
Sustainable Development Goals
This global agenda aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Governance and Multilateral Agreements
The frameworks that govern economies and our ecosystems touch every aspect of our lives—and have implications for sustainable, inclusive development.
Measurement, Assessment, and Modelling
Navigating the sustainability transition requires instruments that tell us where we are, where we are headed, and what our options are.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
A neutral, authoritative and up-to-the-minute record of ongoing multilateral negotiations on environment and sustainable development.
Geneva 2030 Ecosystem
The Geneva 2030 Ecosystem is a multistakeholder initiative that mobilizes the capacity, skills, experience, ideas and motivation of Geneva-based actors towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.
Community Indicator Systems
Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals empowers communities to act at the local level, observe the impact of their actions, share experiences with other communities and build new partnerships for implementation.
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development - CCICED
The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) was founded in 1992 as a high-level international advisory body with the approval of the Government of China.
Trade Knowledge Sharing
The nexus between trade and sustainable development is complex and multi-faceted, and ensuring that the conversation around these issues is active, engaged, and informed is vital.
Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The world’s only global assembly on investment negotiation exclusively for government officials from developing and emerging economies.
A Business Case for Investment in Canadian Community-Based Water Monitoring
The time to coordinate and fund Canada's vibrant culture of Community-based Water Monitoring is NOW.
Canadian Youth Look to Move Mountains for the Climate Crisis
As extreme weather events become more common, young people throughout Canada are looking at how they can influence climate policy and inspire change.
Canada announces CAD 10 million in funding to accelerate climate adaptation in developing countries
The Canadian government has announced that it will provide CAD 10 million in funding for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network to support developing countries in accelerating their efforts to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Comment est née la conférence Building Bridges (in French)
L’événement, dont la deuxième édition se tiendra fin novembre, incarne la volonté de positionner la Suisse comme la place où la durabilité devait se discuter au niveau international.
The COP26 Summit Won't Be Effective If It Isn't Inclusive
At next month's long-awaited United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, all eyes will be on national leaders to make commitments that give the world a chance to limit average global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
IISD Annual Report 2020–2021
IISD has always dedicated itself to "providing the knowledge to act." We still do this, and we do it exceptionally well—our experts have clear, actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. But more than ever before, IISD is focused on impact. We can’t afford not to be.
Integrating Gender Considerations in Green Bonds
This brief focuses on how to scale up gender-smart financing through mainstreaming gender considerations in all-new sustainable bond issues.
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For development to be sustainable and effective, the needs of all people must be considered.
By adopting sustainable practices, companies can gain a competitive edge, increase their market share, and boost shareholder value.
Technology and Innovation
When it comes to achieving a sustainable future for all, we cannot merely rely on tried-and-tested formulas. We need to think outside the box and get innovative.