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Sign on community property near Kampala, Uganda (Photo: Rachael Knight/Namati)

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Large-scale resource development can threaten people's land and environment. Now a new initiative is bringing grassroots organisations together with international lawyers to fight for resource justice
CBA9 starts with opening speeches - but will quickly make way for films and games (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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As CBA9 delegates convene in Nairobi, Pablo Suarez, associate director at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre reflects on what makes the conference a regular event in his calendar
A Maasai farmer watches farmers carry out afforestation (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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IIED's communications team is providing comprehensive coverage from the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9). Kate Wilson outlines why such global exposure is important
Miners work deep within a tunnel at Nsangano gold mine in the Geita District (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

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Images from Geita District in northwest Tanzania show the diverse range of people that depend on gold mining for their livelihood
In Kebkabiya, North Darfur, the NGO Practical Action has been helping communities prevent conflict between farmers and pastoralists by encouraging the construction and rehabilitation of watering points (Photo: Margaret Gardner, Practical Action)

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As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process
Vanuatu is one of the Least Developed Countries, and is increasingly affected by climate change. Here local people are constructing a river crossing using rocks and coral after flooding destroyed a bridge (Photo: 350.org, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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Adaptation to climate change is a priority in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), but while funds have been set up to provide finance for adaptation, accessing them is time-consuming and complicated
Resource scouts such as Abdelkader, pictured in the Ewaso Ng'iro river bed, Isiolo County, gauge how best to use dry-season grazing areas (Photo: Caroline King-Okumu/IIED)

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Investments to support pastoralists in Northern Kenya to adapt to the changing climate pay immediate dividends – but the benefits are even greater if the indirect impacts can also be taken into account
Woman using a public water tap in Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg uses 32 different indicators to assess progress towards its strategic goals. Indicators need to reflect the needs of marginalised and vulnerable groups (Photo: Ray Muzyka, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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Are indicators a useful way of increasing resource efficiency and resilience in cities – and if so, which indicators are most valuable? Loan Diep and David Dodman report back from the ICLEI World Congress
A small-scale mine in Mawemeru village, Geita district, Tanzania (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

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As IIED prepares to launch its Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Series on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining with a two-day "visioning workshop" bringing together influential stakeholders, we have pulled together a list of useful resources on ASM.
Saleemul Huq, left, discusses 2015's big issues with negotiators and ambassadors from the Least Developed Countries in New York in early April (Photo: Claire Hatfield/IIED)

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As four major strands of global decision-making come together in 2015, IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq explains why they are so important for the world's least developed countries

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