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Climate diplomacy: a beginner's guide
While COP21 is the crucial summit for a climate change agreement, it will be the culmination of ongoing climate diplomacy between different states. Brianna Craft looks at what's involved
The SDGs don't adequately spell out cities' role in implementation
The new development framework lays out a groundbreaking vision on the common good. But it doesn't say enough about how this is to be achieved, by whom and with what funding
'Sustainable development science' for transforming our world
IIED's Steve Bass proposes a 10-year review of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as a guide for taking forward the SDGs
New online database of investment contracts hailed as a "game changer"
IIED principal researcher Lorenzo Cotula will celebrate the launch of the first searchable online repository of investment contracts at an event at Columbia University on Wednesday
What might slum dwellers want from the SDGs?
Jockin Arputham has been fighting for the rights of slum dwellers for nearly 50 years. Ahead of World Habitat Day, he highlights what the Sustainable Development Goals could mean for slum dwellers
Urban Crises Learning Fund
Why listen to and support the most vulnerable?
Climate finance from the aid budget must also deliver on poverty
Global or local food chains? Uncovering the dilemmas in Senegal and Peru
Mountain communities rebuild diverse, climate-resilient crops
Save the date! 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)
Natural resources issues
Shaping sustainable markets papers
Environment & urbanization
Local planning for climate adaptation: Vietnam’s experience
Democratising forest business: a compendium of successful locally controlled forest business organisations
Harnessing the law to contest ‘land grabs’
Democratic forest business models: a harder but more rewarding path
Climate Change Risks and Resilience in Urban Children in Asia: Synthesis Report for Secondary Cities: Da Nang, Khulna, and Malolos
Urban climate resilience, water and sanitation: Improving multi-stakeholder collaboration in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Humanitarian response to urban crises: a review of area-based approaches
Engaging local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade. Can a ‘Theory of Change’ help?
Financing inclusive low-carbon climate resilient development: Cross-Country Dialogue
Can urban regeneration improve health resilience in a changing climate?
Climate change and migrant workers in India: from vulnerability to adaptation
Asserting community land rights using RSPO complaint procedures in Indonesia and Liberia
How can Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments best impact policy and planning?: Lessons from Indonesia
The Green Climate Fund accreditation process: barrier or opportunity?
Payments for Ecosystem Services in smallholder agriculture: lessons from the Hivos-IIED learning trajectory
Reconsidering approaches to women’s land rights in sub-Saharan Africa
Financing inclusive low-carbon resilient development: Role of Central Bank of Bangladesh and Infrastructure Development Company Limited
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