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.
Expertos y activistas reclaman acelerar la sustitución de la energía fósil por renovables (in Spanish)
El mundo tiene que abandonar los combustibles fósiles de manera urgente, en lugar de confiar en un clima estable recurriendo a soluciones tecnológicas no suficientemente probadas, como los sistemas para absorber y neutralizar el CO2 del aire. Así lo indican diversos expertos y activistas ante el nuevo informe del Panel Intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC).
Seabed regulator accused of deciding deep sea's future 'behind closed doors'
The UN-affiliated organisation that oversees deep-sea mining, a controversial new industry, has been accused of failings of transparency after an independent body responsible for reporting on negotiations was kicked out.
New UN climate report to tackle reining in emissions
The U.N. climate science panel publishes its final report in the current assessment cycle on Monday, and this time will focus on ways of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, although the consensual nature of the reports means it could steer away from the most dramatic warnings.
What the Invasion of Ukraine Means for Sustainable Development
As events continue to unfold in the region, three urgent areas of concern are emerging: global food security and the hunger crisis; risks to progress on the clean energy transition; and the state of multilateralism.
Weaning the world off mercury
Delegates from around the world met in Bali this week to tackle the persistent problem of mercury poisoning. The Minamata Convention is meeting for the fourth time since it entered into force in 2017, in its first physical meeting outside of Geneva.
The Water and Sanitation Challenge
For universal access to water to become a reality, governments and private-sector service providers should adopt a human rights-based approach to ensure water and sanitation services are safe, available, accessible, affordable, and culturally acceptable.
Canadian Youth See a Different Future for Climate Policy
Young and marginalized voices have a vital role to play in decision-making processes, as they will live with the policies enacted today and will be those crafting policy solutions tomorrow.
Other related topics
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.