Privacy Policy

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) takes your privacy seriously and is committed to complying with relevant government privacy regulations, rules and policies.

The website is managed by:

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Environment House 2
Geneva, Switzerland

This privacy policy covers all pages on the website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations, including those that might be sponsored or hosted by IISD or OECD. Those websites may have independent privacy policies.

The IISD website may be used without entering any personal information. Certain services and features listed below, however, do potentially use personally identifiable information either at your direct request, such as when you send a message through the contact form, or to provide a technical feature of the website implementation.


We use cookies to track certain elements of your interaction with our website, including user analytics. These cookies are not required for the functionality of the website, and you may configure your browser to disallow this feature and still continue looking at the data. The cookies are used to potentially customise and improve your experience on our website and to allow us to analyse usage patterns and behaviours to provide the best possible experience.

External Services

We may use features and/or services from the following external service providers. They may have their own privacy policies and use your information independently of your use of our website.

  • Cloudflare
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google ReCaptcha
  • Imagify
  • PowerBI
  • Twitter


Facebook – Facebook Products are used as one of our social sharing platforms to engage, interact and improve our content for our online communities. Facebook stores your information and uses it to help personalize and improve its products, measure its analytics, and to communicate with its users. This includes individuals without Facebook account, with metrics including IP addresses, operating system in use and cookies. Refer to Facebook’s policy for detailed terms on how and what Facebook is doing with your information. 
Twitter – Twitter is used as one of our social sharing platforms to engage, interact and improve our content for our online communities. Your information is stored by Twitter, which records some of your personal information such as the type of device being used and your IP address. Twitter offers users the ability to change your settings on the limits and capacity of data being collected.


Any requests regarding your personal information potentially held by IISD should be directed to [email protected].