By collaborating with partners, strengthening research, and supporting policy-makers we will spark change across the planet. Based on our strategic direction, we will:
- Engage the Canadian public on the importance of freshwater sustainability by building IISD-ELA’s Canada Centre for Climate and Lake Learning.
- Extend the reach and impact of the world-renowned Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
- Empower communities to define and track progress towards sustainability through building a global network of community platforms.
- Bring our vision and mission to life and increase the impact of our work by developing and implementing a Brand and Communications Strategy.
Sustainable Development Goals
This global agenda aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Human activity—from pollutants to climate change—is threatening the health of our planet's precious freshwater resources. That's where we come in.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic and the global recovery from it affect the future of sustainable development?
The IISD Experimental Lakes Area is proud to be working and engaging with its Indigenous neighbours.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
A neutral, authoritative and up-to-the-minute record of ongoing multilateral negotiations on environment and sustainable development.
Working with communities around the world to turn local data into action for the Sustainable Development Goals.
How to Deal with Climate Change Without Getting Depressed
This episode explores the impacts of climate change on mental health, and what we can do about it.
How to Turn Fast Fashion into Sustainable Fashion
This episode is about sustainability in the clothing industry and how years of over-consumption and unsafe manufacturing has led to a counter-industry striving to do better.
Data Dashboard Visualizes SDG Status Across the World
New platform and indicator report highlight the importance of robust data reporting in policy-making.
How a Great Green Wall is Bringing Life Back to the Desert
This episode is about an initiative covering 780 million hectares in Africa to combat climate change, desertification, poverty, and food insecurity.
Tomorrow Needs Us Today: IISD’s 2020-2025 Strategic Direction
We are guided by five core priorities—Climate, Resources, Economies, Act Together, and Engage—which form our CREATE strategy, presented in this document.
How Farmers in Zanzibar Are Tackling Climate Change From the Ground Up
This episode reveals how farmers on a small island off Tanzania are finding creative ways to regenerate the local ecosystem and adapt to climate change.
How to Protect Fresh Water from Oil Spills
This episode looks at what freshwater scientists are trying to accomplish by spilling oil into a remote lake and the unusual solution they've found to help clean up future oil spills.
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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.
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.