International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD is in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development. As a policy research institute dedicated to effective communication of our findings, we engage decision-makers in government, business, NGOs and other sectors in the development and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global environment and to social well-being.

In the pursuit of sustainable development, we promote open and effective international negotiation processes. And we believe fervently in the importance of building our own institutional capacity while helping our partner organizations in the developing world to excel.

Established in 1990, IISD is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization with a diverse team of more than 150 people located in more than 30 countries. Through our dynamic portfolio of projects, we partner with more than 200 organizations throughout the world.

IISD is registered as a charitable organization in Canada and has 501(c)(3) status in the United States. IISD receives core operating support from the Government of Canada, provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Environment Canada; and from the Province of Manitoba. The Institute receives project funding from numerous governments inside and outside Canada, United Nations agencies, foundations, the private sector and individual donors.

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Strategic Communications for the NAP Process in Saint Lucia

This country brief looks at how the Government of Saint Lucia is using communications to support their NAP process can improve how governments engage citizens throughout their NAP process.

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 Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This brief introduces the topic of alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

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ALivE Planning Tool

ALivE is a computer-based tool designed to support its users in organising and analysing information to plan effective Ecosystem-based Adaptation options within a broader planning process.

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Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of NDC adaptation goals

This guidance note aims to assist countries with determining how to secure the financing for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. 

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 A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

A Framework for Gender-Responsive NAP Processes

Gender equality is a key area of intersection across both the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. This brief discusses gender equality in the context of the formulation and implementation of NAPs.

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Building a Climate-Resilient City: Electricity and information and communication technology infrastructure

This policy brief looks at measures related to electricity and ICT infrastructure that cities can use to build their resilience to climate change impacts.

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Capacity Development

To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.

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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.

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Adaptation planning

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.

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