About the SDG Update Newsletter

The SDG Update compiles the news, commentary and upcoming events are published on the SDG Knowledge Hub each day, delivering information on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to your inbox. We distribute the SDG Update through our community peer-to-peer lists on a daily basis. These community lists also allow subscribers to share information about their organization’s activities with fellow subscribers. More information about all of our lists is included below.

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Community peer-to-peer lists

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) manages a number of peer-to-peer lists on topics related to sustainable development policy and practice. These freely available lists allow subscribers to share information about their own organization’s work, such as new reports, meeting outcomes, and upcoming events, with a community of like-minded practitioners. Subscribers to these lists also receive the SDG Update, a daily newsletter of the latest additions to the SDG Knowledge Hub.

Sign up for the communities of interest to you:

SDG

SDG is a mailing list for news and announcements related to sustainable development policy issues and internationally-relevant activities related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Postings include information about reports, meetings and other inputs or announcements related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [Note: This subscription option is also listed above.]


BIODIVERSITY-L

BIODIVERSITY-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to biodiversity and wildlife policy issues. Postings include biodiversity and wildlife policy news, announcements on workshops/conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. BIODIVERSITY-L is brought to you by IISD, in cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat.


CHEMICALS-L

CHEMICALS-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to chemicals and waste policy issues. Postings include chemicals policy news, announcements of workshops/conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. CHEMICALS-L is brought to you by IISD, in collaboration with UNEP Chemicals.


CLIMATE-L

CLIMATE-L is a news and announcement listserv that focuses on climate change policy and issues. Postings include announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources.


ENERGY-L

ENERGY-L is a peer-to-peer mailing list for news and announcements related to sustainable energy sources and policy issues, including renewables and energy efficiency. ENERGY-L is brought to you by IISD, in collaboration with UN Energy.


FORESTS-L

FORESTS-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to forest policy issues. Postings include forest policy news, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. FORESTS-L is brought to you by IISD, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests.


LAND-L

LAND-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to land degradation policy issues. Postings include land policy news, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. LAND-L is brought to you by IISD, in collaboration with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat.


SIDS-L

SIDS-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Postings include SIDS policy news, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources. SIDS-L is brought to you by IISD, in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Division for Sustainable Development.


WATER-L

WATER-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to water and sanitation policy issues. Postings include water policy news, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources.


OCEANS-L

OCEANS-L focuses on news and announcements related to ocean policy issues. Postings include ocean policy news, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources.


AFRICASD-L

AFRICASD-L is a peer-to-peer lists for information specifically regarding sustainable development decision-making in Africa.


ASIAPACIFICSD-L

ASIAPACIFICSD-L is a peer-to-peer lists for information specifically regarding sustainable development decision-making in the Asia-Pacific region.


LARC-L

LARC-L is a peer-to-peer lists for information specifically regarding sustainable development decision-making in Latin America and the Caribbean.


 

Community peer-to-peer lists terms of engagement

What are peer-to-peer lists?

What is posted on peer-to-peer lists?

How do I access postings on peer-to-peer lists?

How do I post a message to a peer-to-peer list?

How do I unsubscribe from a peer-to-peer list?

Who can I contact if I require technical support?

What are peer-to-peer lists?

IISD manages several peer-to-peer community announcement lists for policy makers and practitioners involved in international sustainable development. These free knowledge-sharing tools facilitate the exchange of information among sustainable development professionals.

What is posted on peer-to-peer lists?

Postings include policy news related to the community list’s focus, announcements of workshops and conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources. Postings also include the SDG Update, a compilation of items recently posted to the SDG Knowledge Hub, which was also developed by IISD.

The lists are moderated by IISD, and only announcements that satisfy the following guidelines will be distributed to subscribers:

  • All postings should be announcements appropriate for an audience that have a connection to sustainable development policy and/or practice: i.e. best practices in the community lists’ focus, announcements or outcomes of relevant meetings or sessions and side events, relevant job postings, publications and online resources;
  • No press releases or postings that are commercial in nature, personal statements, news stories, polemic statements or postings intended to create discussion will be cleared for distribution to the list;
  • Postings should include the internet address for large documents (URLs) rather than including attached files. If possible, do not send file attachments. If you must attach a file, small PDF files under 200 kb are always recommended. Any message larger than 500kb is rejected by our software.

How do I access postings on peer-to-peer lists?

To receive the peer-to-peer postings in your email, subscribe to the list(s) of interest, following the links above.

To read postings online and to access older posts, visit the list archives and choose the forum you would like to read: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/all_forums/

How do I post a message to a peer-to-peer list?

Any subscriber can post to the list(s) to which they are subscribed. Just send the message to [name of list]@lists.iisd.ca in exactly the format that you would like the message to be distributed to the list). If your message fits within the guidelines, the moderator will approve it for distribution to all the members of the list.

How do I unsubscribe from a peer-to-peer list?

To unsubscribe from a list, visit [Membership Options] at https://lists.iisd.ca/read/all_forums/. This link is also available at the bottom of every message delivered by the list.

Log in with the e-mail address you have used to subscribe to the list. Then:

Click on ‘not logged in’ button in upper right corner of page

Enter password (if you set one when you subscribed)

Click on the ‘unsubscribe’ option next the list name.

Alternatively, each message includes an ‘unsubscribe’ option in the bottom footnote, which you can select.

If you have any difficulty unsubscribing, please contact IISD RS <iisd-rs (at) iisd.org>.

Who can I contact if I require technical support?

If you require Technical Support, please contact IISD RS <iisd-rs (at) iisd.org>.