The International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) is an organization based in Rio de Janeiro dedicated to promote the transition to sustainability. The IIS develops interdisciplinary research aligned with the emerging field of sustainability science, provides assistance to governments, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and companies that seek applied solutions to their sustainability challenges and develops and implement projects. IIS’s main focus is the sustainable use of land and its resources, conciliating production needs, environmental services and social development.
Founded in late 2009, the IIS (then “GAEA Institute”) has been actively contributing to some of the most pressing sustainability challenges, as climate change, food security, poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. We have published scientific articles and reports on these topics and provided consultancy to the United Nations, the World Bank, Conservation International, World Wide Fund for Nature, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), amongst others. We are part of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (on both Forests and Agriculture chapters) and are involved in a number of projects covering several Brazilian states and the Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic Rainforest biomes.