A cleaner and more equitable world will deliver real benefits for people and the planet. But everyone is not on a level playing field at the moment. And the pandemic has made things worse.
COVID-19 has shown how corrosive inequality is and how urgently we need to build more sustainable and inclusive economies. No country is immune.
IISD draws on three decades of international expertise to propose economic pathways that set the world on a sustainable trajectory.
Investment Law & Policy
How can we ensure developing countries attract the sort of investment that promotes sustainable development?
Depending on how trade policy is designed and implemented, it can either advance or be a hindrance to sustainable, low-carbon development.
Standards and Value Chains
Voluntary sustainability standards contribute to biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, and gender equality.
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.
Investment Treaty News
Investment Treaty News (ITN) has offered news, analysis and opinions on international investment law and its implications for sustainable development. The service began as a list-serve where information and views were shared among members, before becoming an electronic newsletter produced by a small editorial team.
The Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi)
IISD developed the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) to demonstrate to governments, investors and citizens why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and more attractive internal rates of return.
The Energy Charter Treaty
IISD has been actively engaging with governments, civil society, academia, legal experts, and other stakeholders in how to address the many difficulties posted by the Energy Charter Treaty.
Base Erosion and Profit Shifting in Mining
Equipping resource-rich developing country governments with the knowledge, skills, and tools to build and administer robust mining tax systems.
State of Sustainability Initiatives
An international transparency and capacity-building project aimed at improving strategic planning and sustainable development outcomes related to voluntary sustainable standards.
In Search of Prosperity: The role of oil in the future of Alberta and Canada
This report assesses the market outlook for Alberta’s oil sector, using new modelling and a comprehensive analysis of eight key factors affecting the sector’s future.
10 Ways to Win the Global Race to Net-Zero
It's time for Canada to get out of the starting blocks in the race to net-zero.
The Road to Sustainable Transport
Rethinking and revamping transportation in the post-COVID era could address many economic, social, and environmental challenges.
How Can Renewables Help Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Richard Bridle, co-author of Achieving A Fossil-Free Recovery, explains why governments should put renewable energy at the heart of their recovery.
How to Target LPG Subsidies in India
This report considers options for subsidy targeting in India by using a survey of over 900 households to analyze the distribution of LPG subsidies in the state of Jharkhand.
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation: Tools for a green recovery
Joachim Roth suggests two key ways to fund energy transitions during the COVID-19 recovery: fossil fuel subsidy reform and green taxation.
Carbon and Controversy: Why we need global cooperation on BCAs
Ambitious climate action and concerns about economic competitiveness and fair burden sharing require a collaborative discussion, not trade wars.
Other related topics
In a circular economy, products are designed, produced, and used to reduce waste and regenerate natural systems.
Sustainable finance has gained considerable traction in recent years, becoming a significant trend in the financial industry.
Infrastructure is the backbone of sustainable development and a powerful driver of economic activity.
Government purchasing power should be leveraged towards buying the most sustainable goods, services, and works.
By adopting sustainable practices, companies can gain a competitive edge, increase their market share, and boost shareholder value.