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Solutions for sustainable development.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Paris Agreement was adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to strengthen the ability of countries to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and facil [...]


The AFi is advanced through the work of the coalition comprising the steering group, supporting partners, regional teams and the backbone team.  The coalition i [...]


AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies.  AIT develops t [...]


The Austrian Sustainable Building Council believes that the best sustainable development of the Austrian and European construction industry can only be reached [...]

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)

As the official voice of Austrian business, the WKO is committed to forward-looking policies that benefit the economy.  The WKO federal and provincial chambers [...]

Beyond GDP

Beyond GDP is an initiative of the European Commission for developing indicators that are as clear and appealing but more inclusive of environmental and social [...]


BOKU's research and education focus is on the conservation and development of protection for habitats, economy and living standards, the management of natural r [...]


BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a multi-attribute green building verification, rating and certification system. It i [...]


The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency identifies energy efficiency projects and builds a coalition of leading service and technology providers around the p [...]


CA100+ engages companies to improve their climate change governance, cut emissions, and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures.  The investor-led init [...]

CDC Group

CDC specializes in development finance, emerging markets investment, private equity fund investing, microfinance and debt finance, and direct investing.  It sup [...]


ClientEarth works with communities and local lawyers to develop, implement and enforce national environmental laws.  To meet the challenges, it draws on unique [...]

Climate Analytics

Climate Analytics' multidisciplinary team includes experts in climate finance, adaptation, climate negotiation, mitigation policies and climate policy analysis. [...]

Climate Interactive

Climate Interactive is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that provides simulations and insights for people to see connections, play out scenarios and se [...]


The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is a voluntary initiative administered by the World Bank Group that catalyzes action towards the successful imple [...]

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle is a multi-attribute third-party certification program that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future lif [...]


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) draws together the knowledge of development research available worldwide and [...]


The UN DSDG translates decisions of UN intergovernmental bodies on sustainable development into actual policies and actions and informs them on the relevance an [...]


EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) is a multi-attribute green building rating and certification system focused on making residential and comme [...]


The EBB advocates a world with rich biodiversity and a safe climate, where equal, just, peaceful and democratic societies can prosper.  It promotes the principl [...]


ENERGY STAR is a rating system and single-attribute government certification program that uses a benchmarking method to assess a building's energy and water use [...]


The ESDN is recognized as the main European network of sustainable development professionals in the public sector.  It collects, compiles and shares information [...]


The MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) is an institute-wide effort to mobilize the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of [...]


Estidama is a sustainable urban planning initiative developed by the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) in the United Arab Emirates [...]

European Green Deal

The European Commission announced the European Green Deal in December 2019 with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050.  As part of the Gr [...]


Eurostat is a directorate-general of the European Commission located in Luxembourg with the responsibility to provide statistical information to the institution [...]


FSC is a single-attribute third-party certification program managed by the US Forest Stewardship Council with its focus on forests and forestry products.  The g [...]


The G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) is the basis for G20 collaborative action on energy efficiency.  Coordinated by the International Partnership for E [...]


G20 members adopt the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme (G20 EELP) as the basis for the comprehensive, flexible and adequately-resourced long-term framewo [...]


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) engages in multilateral developmental projects.  It is focused on greenhouse gas emission reduction, the creation of gr [...]

Global Canopy

Global Canopy works with partners around the world.  They identify and make accessible the data needed to transition away from the combination of deforestation, [...]

Global Taskforce

The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF) joins international networks of local governments together in joint advocacy on the role of local g [...]


GlobalABC is an intersector initiative that works towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector through increasing the com [...]

Green Globes

Green Globes is an online multi-attribute certification tool, assessment protocol, rating system, and guidance for green building design, operation, and managem [...]

Green Key

The Green Key program aims to increase the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of operation and technology of the establishments and raise t [...]

Green Seal

Green Seal is a third-party multi-attribute certification and labeling program that considers the impacts of products over their entire life cycle.  Green Seal [...]

Green Squared

Green Squared is a multi-attribute third-party certification program that covers products used in tile installation.  Developed by the Tile Council of North Ame [...]

Green Star

Green Star is a certification trademark assessed by the Green Building Council of Australia, based in Sydney.  The rating system certifies buildings, fit-outs a [...]


GREENGUARD Certification is a multi-attribute third-party product emissions certification labeling program for manufacturers of low-emitting indoor products, fu [...]


GRESB issues annual surveys on the ESG performance of the built environment, which are considered a barometer of the sustainability performance of buildings and [...]


While the GRI Standards are a free public good, GRI offers a full range of reporting support.  These include tailored reviews and guidance on different elements [...]


The Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE) – High-Quality Environmental standard – is the French certification awarded to building construction and management as [...]


IBO Ltd. provides services and technical consultancy that accelerate the development of ecological architecture based on the research from the IBO association.  [...]


ICLEI offers consultancy, training, and study visits for cities in pursuit of a sustainable future.  As an independent consultancy, ICLEI advises and guides cit [...]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) supports supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in developing countries in sustainably enhancing their long-term performance [...]


The products and services of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are designed to meet the needs of different industries, including infrastructure, manuf [...]


The Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4sd) is an entrepreneurship-based initiative of TNO that supports the practical application of solutions [...]


IOPD develops tools for local governments to strengthen democracy.  They create synergies between stakeholders to improve the quality of the democracy of local [...]


J&E members handle cases and participate in legislative processes in their countries, also providing legal analyses and consulting their national government [...]

Life Cycle Initiative

The Life Cycle Initiative is a public-private, multi-stakeholder partnership that provides private and public decision-makers credible life cycle knowledge.  It [...]

Mistra Carbon Exit

Mistra Carbon Exit is a research program that identifies and analyzes the technical, economic and political opportunities and challenges for Sweden to reach the [...]


NATURVATION (NATure-based URban innoVATION) is a research project led by Durham University in England.  It involves 14 institutions across Europe working in fie [...]

NDC Partnership

The NDC Partnership is a global initiative of governments and international institutions working together to help countries meet their nationally determined con [...]

NewClimate Institute

The NewClimate Institute generates and develops ideas on climate change through innovative research, high-level thought-leadership, and cutting-edge analysis fo [...]


The ASBC (ÖGNI) encourages the sustainability in the built environment in Austria.  It issues (pre-)certificates according to the DGNB system and provides ratin [...]

One Planet

The One Planet program with six subprograms engages hundreds of organizations working together to provide tools and solutions to countries in their transition t [...]

One Planet Living

One Planet Living is a sustainability development resource framework comprising principles that cover all aspects of social, environmental and economic sustaina [...]

One Planet SBC

The One Planet Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC) program aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and support and mainstream susta [...]

One Planet SPP

The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) program is a voluntary global multistakeholder network in which partners promote and accelerate the [...]

One Planet STP

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism program has the objective to enhance the sustainable development impacts of the tourism sector by 2030.  The program promotes [...]


openPetition supports petitioners in creating their petitions, collecting signatures, and submitting the petitions to the appropriate recipient.  It helps citiz [...]

Our World in Data

Our World in Data is a project of the Global Change Data Lab that makes available to everyone interactive scientific data visualizations and summaries on many o [...]


PHIUS+ is a passive building multi-attribute certification program and performance-based standard that combines a thorough passive house design verification pro [...]


The SITES Rating System is a comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes.  Administered by Green Business Certificati [...]

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance drives collaborative action and develops open resources and programs that enable the wider industry to operate responsibly [...]

Synchronicity Earth

Synchronicity Earth takes a multi-faceted approach to challenges and targets areas of significant urgent need.  It acts to address overlooked and underfunded co [...]


The Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) is a college-wide program involving multiple disciplines and all three faculties.  Through research, tea [...]


TNO's primary tasks are to support and assist trade and industry, including governments and others, in technological innovation and solving problems by renderin [...]


Trase Earth is a resource platform that tracks commodities supply chains – from source to market – and connects those chains to their environmental impact.  It [...]


TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a certification program that measures, improves and recognizes zero waste performance. Administered by the US-based [...]


UCLG works towards a formal advisory role for local government within the United Nations.  Building an effective and formal role for local and regional governme [...]

UCLG Learning

UCLG Learning offers a platform where new ideas and methodologies are tested and learning themes are developed that address the interests of UCLG members.  It s [...]

UK Aid Direct

UK Aid Direct is program of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) that provides competitive funding to UK and overseas-based small and mid- [...]


UN-Habitat promotes transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance, and collaborative action, to l [...]


The UNEP works in the broad thematic areas of climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, reso [...]


Vizzuality develops and designs cutting-edge data-driven visualization and informatics tools and applications.  Working with some of the world’s most interestin [...]


WaterSense is a single-attribute government label based on third-party testing managed by the U.S. EPA that focuses on showerheads, toilets, faucets, urinals an [...]


WBCSD works with member partners on a variety of sustainable development issues.  Together they support business action integrating the UN SDGs required for the [...]


WELL is a third-party building sustainability certification program focused exclusively on human health and wellness.  Administered by International WELL Buildi [...]

World Bank Group

The World Bank Group assists clients with the financing of public projects and programs.  It provides a suite of financial products, technical advice and analys [...]


The WorldGBC drives the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).  As a member of the UN Global Compact, it brings together [...]


The WTTC performs and publishes research on the economic and social impact of travel and tourism, to promote sustainable growth for the travel and tourism indus [...]

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