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Community reblocking to improve settlement design and the quality of the neighbourhood in Namibia (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

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Around a quarter of Namibians live in informal urban neighbourhoods; they live without secure tenure and without adequate access to services. So how has the country gained its reputation for progressive state action on housing?
People need at least US$50 to survive for a month in Hanoi. This is twice the official urban poverty line (Photo via Commons Wikimedia/Google licence)

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Research in several countries shows how governments and development agencies undercount the scale and depth of urban poverty
Fishermen along the Meghna Rover (Photo: Essam Mohammed/IIED)

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When Essam Yassin Mohammed asked a former fisherman in Bangladesh how to protect a fish that feeds millions of people, he learnt about four overlooked factors that intensify threats to the species
LDCs can use the example of Brazil, which has achieved a drastic fall in emissions thanks to avoided deforestation, to see what is possible despite limited economic capacity. Pictured is deforestation for the use of clay in Rio de Janeiro (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

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The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy identifies four themes for action on climate change in the UN negotiations and beyond
At the start of June, US President Barack Obama made a major declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants (Photo: Google licence)

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President Obama's declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants in the US marks the tipping point in US engagement in tackling climate change
Extractive industry workers are pictured on a beach; a new report recommends that transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects (Photo: iStockphoto.com/Getty Images)

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Why transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects
IIED founder Barbara Ward, who would have been 100 on 23 May, set out the case for a fairer, more just world system

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For 40 years, Barbara Ward set out the case for a fairer, more just world system. David Satterthwaite, a colleague of the IIED founder, offers some personal insights
Unspoiled Seychelles landscapes and their rich biodiversity shouldn't be harmed by development (Photo: tiarescott, via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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Protecting an island paradise shouldn't come down to money, but it sometimes seems that way for those trying to ensure that development in the Seychelles is not at the cost of its rich biodiversity
People will place their vote in the European Parliament elections on 22 May

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People across the European Union are going to the polls on 22 May. But why does Europe matter?
Participants in the gender and environmental change workshop discuss REDD+ (Photo: Lucile Robinson/IIED)

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The UNFCCC has taken significant steps to promote women's increased participation in the global climate change negotiations process. It's a gain for gender equality, but gaps remain

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