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.
Citizen-Generated Data: Data by people, for people
Citizen-generated data complement official data and provide a necessary context for decision-makers to address those left behind, suffering from data marginalization and the outright invisible in national statistics.
Stockholm+50: Weaving global environmental governance
The Stockholm Conference in 1972 created the framework that still guides how countries negotiate environmental deals. How do we fulfill its vision?
Disaster Risk Reduction in an Unstable World
Successful disaster risk reduction requires both top-down, institutional changes and strategies and bottom-up, local, community-based approaches.
What Is Alternative Data and How Can It Help Efforts to Leave No One Behind?
Official statistics and measures of poverty do not fully capture the causes of marginalization and how they intersect and interact. The 2030 Agenda is catalyzing a shift in how the world thinks about data and the use of "non-official data sources" to better reflect the needs of the most marginalized.
Disparities in COVID Impacts Underline the Importance of Racialized Data to Understand and Address Systemic Racism
Racialized data on risk exposure and health impacts can help understand inequities in COVID-19 impact and support preventive policy decisions, but collection to date is haphazard.
Not Just Who, But Where: The need for geospatial data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
To advance the 2030 Agenda, the availability of geospatial data allows us to know where marginalized people are located and make the evidence-based decisions required to make sure they are no longer left behind.
Leveraging the Linkages: How human rights data can advance SDG monitoring
To create opportunities for synergies between the "leave no one behind" principle and the "realize human rights for all" principle in implementation and improved monitoring, there is a need to properly leverage data and legal mechanisms.
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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.