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.
Participatory Scenario Development Approaches for Identifying Pro-Poor Adaptation Options: Capacity Development Manual
Participatory scenario development is a process that involves the participation of stakeholders to explore the future in a creative and policy-relevant way.In this manual, we introduce and present major lessons learned from the application of participatory scenario-based tools within the World Bank…
Integrated Environmental Assessment Training Manual
Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) is defined as the process of producing and communicating future-oriented, policy-relevant information on interactions between the natural environment and human society.
Measuring Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours Concerning Sustainable Development Among Tenth Grade Students in Manitoba
One of the overarching goals of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is to reorient curricula from preschool to university, reforming education as a vehicle of knowledge, values and actions to build a sustainable world.A key challenge will be to assess whether changes in…
Guide for Sustainable Schools in Manitoba
The Guide for Sustainable Schools in Manitoba is the result of a partnership of Manitoba Education and school divisions in Manitoba that seeks to support Manitoba schools and their communities in their goals to become sustainable.The Guide invites schools to take a whole-school approach to…
Knowledgebase aims to aid global biodiversity efforts
New tool aims to inspire action on ways to nurture biodiversity all over the world.
The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and Sustainability Education in First Nations Schools in Manitoba
This study was undertaken to explore and develop an understanding of what progress has been made towards encouraging and supporting First Nations schools in Manitoba to undertake sustainability programming and initiatives during the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).The…
Understanding Adaptive Policy Mechanisms Through Farm-level Studies of Adaptation to Weather Events in Alberta, Canada
This case study examines the adaptive policy features of the Alberta Irrigation District Program and select Agriculture Income Stabilization Programs in Alberta.
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For development to be sustainable and effective, the needs of all people must be considered.
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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.