Measurement, Assessment, and Modelling
Good decisions are grounded in trustworthy, robust data—both to totally understand where we are and to project where we will be tomorrow. Data tools and analyses can help people set targets, monitor and report on progress, and consider possible futures.
Effective sustainable development strategies especially require robust monitoring and assessment planning given the complex environmental, economic, and social systems involved. IISD works to develop, enhance, and apply measurement and assessment tools and processes to help people—from grassroots volunteer groups to national governments—navigate the path toward sustainable development.
Tracking Progress sites
Customizable data dashboards share key indicators of community well-being as charts, maps and graphs, allowing communities to easily track and visualize progress.
Explore the data dashboard IISD built with United Way Winnipeg for our home office city.
The Comprehensive Wealth project encourages governments and citizens to move “beyond GDP” as the fundamental measure of societal progress.
Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) combines robust science, systems thinking and financial valuation to help policy-makers and investors make informed decisions on financing sustainable infrastructure.
Lead, Monitoring and Governance, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor – Data and Technology
Lead, SDG Indicators and Data, Tracking Progress
Project Manager, Tracking Progress
Senior Director, Tracking Progress
Project Officer, Tracking Progress
Speaking Each Other’s Language
When it comes to communicating the findings of the research of the world's freshwater laboratory, we need to speak to communities in their own language. Literally.
Nanosilver: What action needs to be taken to protect Canadians from this emerging contaminant?
We explore exactly why we need to be worried about nanosilver and what Canada needs to do about it to protect our fresh water.
Sustainability Assessment of an Onshore Wind Portfolio in Germany
The assessment integrates environmental, social, and economic costs and benefits into an asset valuation to improve the transparency of the wind asset's impacts on the environment and important stakeholders. It also evaluates the asset's financial resilience to climate change risks.
Young Manitobans Win $20,000 to Save Lake Winnipeg
Particuleye Technologies has won the Aquahacking Lake Winnipeg 2020 Challenge
Focus on Phosphorus at Winnipeg’s Sewage Plant
Continued urgency from the governments of Winnipeg and Manitoba is needed to ensure immediate phosphorus reduction to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.
Scientists Improving Health of African Great Lakes
Scientists and researchers from across North America and Africa will be coming together to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the African Great Lakes.
Is It Raining Plastic?
We need more research to understand the effects of microplastics on our fresh water—and find solutions. That's where our team of experts come in.
Progressing National SDGs Implementation: An Independent Assessment of the Voluntary National Review Reports Submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018
The report recognizes emerging good practice and gives recommendations for how countries can both improve their implementation of the SDGs and use the HLPF as an opportunity for peer learning.
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Sustainable Development Goals
This global agenda aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
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.