Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Robin K. Dillow
THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE for Sustainable Development (USD), a Canadian-based nonprofit organization established in 1990, with nonprofit status in the United States, is a pioneer policy research institute focused on the development and implementation of policies on international trade and investment, climate change, and natural resource management that are beneficial to both the economy and environment on a global scale. The USD believes that sustainability is a win-win approach that protects the natural world, while generating resources and economic growth. The USD, which is funded by Canadian and foreign governments, agencies of the United Nations, foundations, individual donors, and the private sector, is committed to capacity-building in developing countries. The USD cooperates with more than 200 organizations throughout the world and has managed programs in Africa, Asia, Canada, Central In ...