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.

ADAM Digital Compendium

ADAM Digital Compendium (Adaptation Catalogue)

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ORCHID

Opportunities and Risks of Climate Change an

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CRiSTAL

CRiSTAL is a project-planning tool that helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (i.e.,adaptation to climate variability and change) at the community level. 

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ESPACE

ESPACE spatial planning guidance

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PACT

The Performance Acceleration Climate Tool (PACT) identifies a number of principles underlying effective change by organisations on climate change issues.

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UKCIP Adpatation Wizard

Developed by UKCIP the Adaptation Wizard is a web-based tool that is designed to help users gain a basic understanding of climate change as well as integrate climate risks into their decision-making. 

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