International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an international, multidisciplinary, and not-for-profit policy research organization. Through its head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba and its branches in Ottawa, Ontario; New York, NY; and Geneva, Switzerland IISD applies human ingenuity to help improve the well-being of the world's environment, economy and society.

IISD’s mission – to champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably – supports the addressing of SLCPs through sound policy research, information exchange, analysis and advocacy.

IISD views the challenges associated with addressing SLCPs within the larger context of supporting a transition to low-carbon, climate resilient development. We work at the nexus of mitigation and adaptation policy, and fundamentally understand the role that both play in addressing the challenges associated with climate change. Our work seeks to identify near term-strategies that can bear ‘low hanging fruit’, understanding that such actions must be supported by long-term and robust frameworks to support low-carbon, climate resilient development.   

A number of IISD’s Climate Change and Energy program’s activities speak to this interest, built around three key objectives:

  • Developing integrated energy and climate strategies that enable low-carbon development.
  • Enhancing international capacity to address climate change through adaptation, risk reduction and building resilience.
  • Continuing to be a catalyst in the international climate negotiations.

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