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Geneva Green Guide

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD
European Office
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), European Office
International Environment House 2 9 chemin de Balexert
CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 86 83
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 80 54
Email: 
Contact: 
Description

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) contributes to sustainable development through its work on international trade and investment, sustainable economic policy, public procurement and infrastructure finance, climate change and energy, resilience, water, and the implementation of the sustainable development goals. IISD serves as the secretariat of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, as well as National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network. 

IISD’s vision is better living for all – sustainably. Its mission is to champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1999 (European Office), 1990 (Headquarters)
Staff: 
20 in the European Office, 200 worldwide
Chief/Director: 
European Representative: Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
Activities: 

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) conducts research and provides policy recommendations on international trade and investment, sustainable economic policy, public procurement and infrastructure finance, climate change and energy, resilience, water, mining, agriculture, and the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

IISD reports on international negotiations relating to sustainable development and brokers knowledge gained through collaborative projects with global partners. IISD is offers a wide range of capacity building and advisory services in areas of expertise, with pro-bono services for developing countries.

Cooperation: 

IISD’s partners include UN agencies, NGOs, academia, governments and regional organizations worldwide, World Economic Forum.

Publications: 

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Keywords: 
Climate Change
trade & environment
law
standards
Water
capacity building
energy
economic instruments