Who we are

The International Institute for Sustainability Australia (IIS AU) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2019 as the first branch of IIS Rio, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

As an independent research institute, we combine IIS Rio's extensive experience in the design and implementation of environmental policies in Brazil and worldwide with cutting-edge approaches for systematic spatial planning, led by Australian institutions over the last decades. Our vision is to be globally recognised as an international hub for knowledge and capacity exchange in environmental decision-making.

We develop innovative and outstanding science-based research through a robust network of international collaborations with universities, research institutes and NGO’s

We have partnered with IIS Rio, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, governments and other NGOs to streamline spatial optimisation planning for forest and landscape restoration and make it more accessible to a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers. We have developed a sophisticated and user-friendly decision support platform that can be tailored to different objectives, scales and planning contexts. It can be designed to inform both top-down and bottom-up decision-making processes.

Our decision support platform can significantly enhance the outcomes of policies, programs and projects for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation.

Internal collaborators (12)

External collaborators (8)

Partners (18)

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Conservation International Convention on Biological Diversity European Union Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Forestation International International Institute for Sustainability International Union for Conservation of Nature Korean Forest Service Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab - University of Florida The Australian National University The University of Melbourne The University of Queensland U.S. Agency for International Development Universidade Veiga de Almeida University of California Berkeley World Resources Institute