International Institute for Sustainable Development

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canada-based non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1990 with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, Environment Canada and the provincial government of Manitoba.

At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, better known as the Earth Summit, IISD supported the activities of a small group of environmentalists who published a daily report of proceedings, the Earth Summit Bulletin, and thereafter hired most of them to continue their reporting work at post-Rio conferences. Teams from IISD Reporting Services have since produced Earth Negotiations Bulletin reports on over 370 environment and development negotiating conferences, and over 140 smaller conferences and workshops on sustainability issues.

IISD currently has an annual budget of about 12 million dollars (Canadian) and a team of 150 staff and associated consultants from over 30 countries, who conduct research and reporting in a variety of areas related to sustainable development. IISD also hosts sustainability initiatives including the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) and Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI).



IISD Board of Directors

Senior Fellows

Advisory Participants

Friends of the Institute

Distinguished Fellows

Founding Chair


IISD's Head Office 161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0Y4 Phone: +1 204 958-7700 Fax: +1 204 958-7710 E-mail: IISDnet: Linkages:

Ottawa office 340 Albert St Suite 710 Ottawa, ON K1R 7Y6 Phone: +1 613 238-2296 Fax: +1 613 238-8515

IISD Reporting Services 300 East 56th Street #11A New York, NY 10022 USA

Phone: +1 646 536-7556 Fax: +1 646 219-0955 E-mail:

Geneva office International Environment House 2 9 chemin de Balexert 1219 Châtelaine Geneva Switzerland Phone +41 22 917-8683 Fax +41 22 917-8054 E-mail: