Sustainable development

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Net positive development
Strategy

Climate change action strategy

Climate change is a major risk to sustainable development and is threatening global efforts to eradicate poverty. This strategy document underpins the Australian government's climate investments and assists the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to meet Australia’s climate finance commitments.
Discussion paper

Fab City whitepaper: locally productive, globally connected self-sufficient cities

The Fab City is an international initiative to develop locally productive and globally connected self-sufficient cities. This document explains how the Fab City project aims to build a new economy based on distributed data and manufacturing infrastructure.
Guide

Wellbeing economy policy design guide

This guide is a starting point for policy-makers interested in building a Wellbeing Economy - to consider relevant processes that can support them along the way.
Report

COP26 special report on climate change and health: the health argument for climate action

The ten recommendations in this report propose a set of priority actions from the global health community to governments and policy-makers, calling on them to act with urgency on the current climate and health crises.
Report

Fintech for good: governance mechanisms for sustainable development

Financial technology (fintech) can help to achieve sustainable development through environmental, social and governance investing, and through financial inclusion initiatives. The authors of this paper argue that better governance and regulatory frameworks are needed to minimise the risks associated with 'fintech for good' while maximising...
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

The government’s preparedness to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores how the New Zealand government how is demonstrating its commitment to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Report

Davos Lab: youth recovery plan

What enduring changes do young people between the ages of 20 and 30 foresee after the COVID-19 pandemic, and what would Millennials and Generation Z do differently if they were in charge? This report is based on 344 dialogues held in 146 cities and on...
Report

Integrating wellbeing into the business of government: the feasibility of innovative legal and policy measures to achieve sustainable development in Australia

The findings outlined in this report provide practical insight into innovative approaches to translate sustainable development into national, state and local laws and/or policies.
Report

Regulation for the future: the implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities

This report follows extensive in-depth research and analysis into how utilities can better address the politics of fairness and the environment and makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.
Book

Perspectives on a global Green New Deal

In this book, the authors explore the key themes that will define the future of any equitable and just global green new deal.
Policy report

Adapting to a changing climate in the management of coastal zones

This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the recent and projected socio-economic development of coastal areas. It reviews the environmental pressures exerted by human activities on coastal areas, as well as the impacts of climate change that exacerbate existing challenges. The paper calls for a...
Discussion paper

Supporting sustainable freedom camping in Aotearoa New Zealand

This document proposes new regulations for freedom camping in New Zealand with the goal of finding a balance between environmental protection and a flourishing tourism sector.
Report

We are Aotearoa

In this interim report, the authors present a set of strategic recommendations for systemic changes that are fundamental to ensure the sustainability of New Zealand's tourism economy.
Report

The pandemic and the economic crisis: a global agenda for urgent action

This interim report focuses on actions that need to be taken immediately to get the pandemic under control and to ensure a prompt and robust recovery. It takes an explicitly global perspective on these issues, with particular attention to what the international community needs to...
Guide

Integrated approaches in action: a companion to the international good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure

This collection of case studies illustrates some of the salient aspects of the International good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure. Documenting integrated approaches in action, it provides real-world examples of the good practices set out in the principles. The report presents ten case studies with...
Briefing paper

Accelerating a just transition to smart, sustainable cities

Smart cities collect and use data to better manage resources, provide services and allocate assets. This policy brief explores both the potential benefits and the negative consequences of the smart city approach to the governance of sustainability transitions.
Report

Global competitiveness report: special edition 2020

The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. This report aims to support the recovery strategies of policy-makers, calling for a holistic approach, encompassing several policy areas and establishing synergies across different reform objectives.
Working paper

Global development cooperation in a COVID-19 world

This paper lays out the urgency for new methods of development cooperation that can deliver resource transfers at scale, oriented to addressing climate change and with transparency and better governance.
Report

The implications of COVID-19 for leadership on sustainability: reflections and discussions

The scale and pace of COVID-related transformations have led to a need for many businesses to re-strategise and to keep adapting. Over September and October 2020, CISL initiated a series of conversations to explore the implications of these challenges and transformations for business action on...