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.
Investment Policy Forum
IISD hosts the annual Investment Policy Forum, the world's only yearly assembly on investment negotiation exclusively for developing economy officials.
African scientists visit Winnipeg to study Canadian lakes
CBC's Marjorie Dowhos talks to a group of female scientists from Africa, who came to Winnipeg to visit the Experimental Lakes area in northwestern Ontario, as they work to preserve and protect Africa's largest lakes.
International Geneva: 12 faces of tomorrow
They are the ones that make the wheels of Geneva go round. In one way or another, these 12 directors, experts, advocates of international organisations, among many others are shaping the future of multilateralism.
New Initiative to Boost Natural Infrastructure for Communities across Canada’s Prairies to Launch Tomorrow
A new 5-year initiative to scale up natural infrastructure in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to ensure cleaner water and resilient communities launches tomorrow.
Moving Beyond GDP To Achieve The SDGs
World leaders increasingly believe it is time to move beyond gross domestic product (GDP) as the central measure of progress.
Moving Beyond GDP: A Stock-Flow Approach To Measuring Wellbeing For The G20
To achieve effective climate action, the G20 countries need to move urgently beyond GDP and use a comprehensive approach to assessing national progress.
Ukraine sets plans for ambitious 'green' reconstruction
Ukraine's reconstruction from Russia's full-scale war gives Europe's most energy-intensive economy the opportunity to become a hub for green electricity and hydrogen exports to Europe.
Principles-Based Social Taxonomy for Sustainable Investing
IISD developed a social taxonomy of business activities for a client country. It is based on the specific social and economic development vision and priorities of the country and aligned with international norms and best practices.
Earth Today | Gender and climate change group
Clehan Williams (left), adviser to Senator Matthew Samuda, minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, joins representatives of the team that developed Jamaica’s Gender and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan at the recent unveiling of the document. From second left are: Consultant gender specialists Anika Grey and Indi McLymont-Lafayette; Dr Orville Grey, regional manager, Caribbean, at the Green Climate Fund; Angie Dazé, gender equality and social inclusion lead at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); Sharon Coburn Robinson, principal director at the Bureau of Gender Affairs; Catherine Senecal, programme manager, resilience at IISD; and Omar Alcock, senior technical officer (mitigation) at the Climate Change Division.
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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.