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.