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 and make sure all voices are heard. The solutions that stem from these collaborations are durable because they are inclusive 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.
Promoting Transparency and Supporting Informed Trade Conversations
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 Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators is the only global platform for government officials exclusively from developing and emerging economies to share experiences and lessons learned from investment negotiations.
A Fair Path Forward: What gender-responsive adaptation teaches us about an equitable recovery
Only with an understanding of who is most vulnerable—and why—can we identify strategies that address real needs, ensuring no one is left behind.
Lakebound to Homebound: IISD Experimental Lakes Area Annual Report 2019-2020
This year, the world's freshwater laboratory's annual report is inspired by hours under lockdown and years of Canadian summers at the cabin (or cottage).
Sustainable development researcher offers advice to young people fighting for the climate
Sustainable development researcher Vanessa Corkal is not afraid to ask the big questions. Could the $830 million a year B.C. subsidizes fossil fuel companies with be better spent? Is Alberta’s decision to double down on its oil investments wise?
The Global Governance of Sustainable Energy: Access and Sustainable Transitions
The sustainable energy transition is not guided by a central, hierarchical organization—an approach with many positive features worth copying.
Toward a Sustainable and Transformative Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa
Aligning COVID-19 stimulus with the 2030 Agenda seems like good strategy, but many countries in sub-Saharan Africa do not know what it will cost.
Community connectors among Future 40 finalists work to inspire others
From Girl Guide leaders to activists and organizers to people working to save the environment, Manitobans from all walks of life are pouring their energy into helping our communities.
The U.S. Has Exited the Paris Agreement. Does it Matter?
The last time there was a major climate treaty, the United States stood on the sidelines. This time, stakes may be higher, but the energy transition will continue.
Other related topics
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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.