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.
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.
Investment Policy Forum
IISD hosts the annual Investment Policy Forum, the world's only yearly assembly on investment negotiation exclusively for developing economy officials.
Working with Countries to Move Beyond GDP
Any framework that goes beyond GDP to measure societal progress must be country owned.
Freshwater connectivity can transport environmental DNA through the landscape
A new study conducted at IISD-ELA found that the movement of water between freshwater bodies can transport eDNA which complicates the question of how accurately it can be used to monitor species.
Border Carbon Adjustments: Pivotal design choices for policy-makers
This policy brief covers the pivotal choices in the design of border carbon adjustments, aiming to provide useful insights to policy-makers and set the ground for the broader discussions about the best practices.
Border Carbon Adjustments: Priorities for international cooperation
This IISD policy brief looks into border carbon adjustment design elements that are priorities for international cooperation, as well as the possible venues, formats, and shapes that such a discussion might take.
Microplastics now pervasive in Great Lakes, with 90% of water samples surpassing safe levels for aquatic wildlife: new studies
Data spanning the last ten years reveal that the Great Lakes basin is widely contaminated with microplastics, with potentially dangerous consequences for the wildlife that live within.
Canadian Agricultural Sector To Lead Climate Change Adaptation or Be Left Behind
Canada's agricultural industry is on the frontlines of climate change but also has an opportunity to be at the forefront of building climate resiliency into their futures.
The History of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
How did the IGF emerge as the global forum for more than 80 member countries advancing good mining governance for sustainable development?
A Climate-Resilient Future for All Canadians: The finalized National Adaptation Strategy presents a clear way forward
The final version of Canada’s first-ever National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) was released today after undergoing a consultation process. Aiming to safeguard Canadian communities and strengthen our economies in the face of the increasing risks of climate-related disasters, the NAS presents a whole-of-society approach to climate change adaptation.
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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.