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IISD's work covers a broad sweep of strategies, tools and policy advice needed to respond effectively to today's environmental, economic and social challenges. 


IISD focuses on national and international policies to ensure that trade fosters sustainable development

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  • Water Science and Policy

    Water Science and Policy

    The partnership between IISD’s Water Program and IISD-ELA brings together more than 40 years of rigorous aquatic science with 25 years of global policy analysis and practical guidance to carry out and inform water science and policy. 

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  • Water-Energy-Food Security

    Water-Energy-Food Security

    IISD’s work in water-energy-food (WEF) security informs and facilitates decisions related to water, energy and food—three critical aspects of human security.Our WEF work engages experts from across...

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  • Watersheds and the Bioeconomy

    Watersheds and the Bioeconomy

    Expanding the benefits of bioeconomies globally.

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