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IISD has produced a series of five mini-documentaries about the Experimental Lakes Area. This one examines research on mercury.
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Check out the new sustainable development journals for this week. All are linked to their online TOCs and abstracts.
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UNFSS, in collaboration with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, will organize two events on 31 January to mark the launch of: the State of ...
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Check out the latest sustainable development journals in IISD's Information Centre. 
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This is a story about what is possible in urban water sustainability. The Water Sustainable City of the Near Future (the City) is an idea that is emerging and well within reach for most communities. It is not a utopian fantasy. The elements that make the City exemplary are occurring in real ...
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Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013 from Stockholm Environment Institute
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Combating global poverty: Investing in the Governance and Growth Nexus
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Assessing Barriers and Solutions to Financing Adaptation Projects in Africa
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IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications
Introduction

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is an international public policy research institute.

Since it was first articulated in the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future in 1987, sustainable development has never been superseded by a more compelling or universally-acceptable expression of humanity’s shared goals. At its simplest level, any form of development that is not sustainable contains the seeds of its own destruction. For development to be sustainable, it must not only generate wealth: it must also advance social justice, reduce and eventually eliminate poverty, and remain within the limits imposed by ecosystem and resource resilience.

IISD has chosen to focus on topics that are ripe for transformation—where a shift in policy has the potential to snowball and, before too long, to change the nature of the game. It is only through a focus on game-changers that we will make up the sustainability deficit that has accumulated and move towards a better future.

Because we aim to make a difference in how policy is crafted and implemented, we translate the research insight into practical, realistic and cost-effective policy options that can be taken up by policy-makers at all levels.