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It is estimated that Mumbai has the largest slum population of any city in the world, with more than half of its 12 million people living in informal settlements (Photo: Jon Baldock, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Jockin Arputham, the founder of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in India, explains the benefits of developing a slum-dweller led strategy for securing land tenure and services
Evidence of coastal erosion in The Gambia. Erosion is threatening not only Gambia's tourist industry but also wetlands, roads and infrastructure (Photo: Diego, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Veteran climate negotiator and Gambian Minister Pa Ousman Jarju reflects on the Paris Agreement and the continued need for diplomacy and ambitious climate action
The sale of matoke in a market near Fort Portal, Uganda: green growth planning must take account of the informal economy (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)
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On 25 February IIED is hosting an event on the informal sector – we want to better understand how it can contribute to creating a greener and more inclusive economy
Land cleared for palm oil production, Indonesia (Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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New research examining the geographical coverage of international investment treaties raises concern about how they might affect public action to address 'land grabbing'
A fishing vessel is dwarfed by a crude oil tanker in Singapore harbour, illustrating the impact oil prices have on sustainable fisheries (Photo: Andrew Thomas, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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Falling oil prices might be benefiting the UK economy, but are the world's fish stocks paying the price?
IIED received some warm responses to a survey on its publications carried out last year (Image: Nick Turner/IIED)
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As Valentine's Day approaches, IIED is feeling the love in the responses to a publications survey – but there are also valuable lessons to be learned
Meceburi Forest, Mozambique: a young woman harvests casava (Photo: Mike  Goldwater/IIED)
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Could innovative local organisations working with forests, together with the Paris climate agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and global financial crisis help deliver us into a post-capitalist era
Pre-emptive controlled burning in Belize is preventing severe uncontrolled wild fires during the driest months (Photo: Toledo Institute for Development and Environment)
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A new business opportunity could help protect Belize's Yellow-headed parrots and benefit local communities as well
Sorting apricots in Tajikistan. The diverse and extreme climatic conditions of Central Asia helped farmers develop fruit varieties adaptable to drought and other environmental stresses (Photo: UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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The Paris Agreement commits governments to climate action. To deliver this agenda successfully, they must engage with all sectors of society, including indigenous peoples, and recognise traditional knowledge
A street barber in Kolkata, India. It is estimated that the city has nearly 2m street traders (Photo: Nicolas Mirguet, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Small businesses, not least those in the informal sector, have a crucial role to play in sustainable development, as an IIED conference will explore.

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