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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
The Roșia Poieni copper mine in Romania, one of the largest copper reserves in Europe (Photo: Cristian Bortes via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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How can civil society promote public awareness and scrutiny? Two civil society practitioners recently shared their experiences during IIED's second Legal Tools webinar
Abid Lashari, president of the National Disability and Development Forum, Pakistan, is interviewed at CBA8

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We need to strengthen the capacity of people with disabilities so they can access the resources needed to adapt to climate change, says the Kathmandu Declaration that was launched last month
IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq addresses the CBA8 conference (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

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What will you bring to the table to address the challenges of climate change? Emilie Parry, a volunteer at CBA8, draws comparisons between her recent experiences in Nepal and her time in Haiti
A Chinese journalist interviews fellow journalists in Kenya (Photo: YiDe Media)

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By increasing Chinese reporting on Africa, its public can learn about the environmental and development challenges associated with Chinese investment and consumption decisions
Earth from space

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"In Our World" relates to IIED's world of environment and development. It connects us with what's going on in both the real world and online worlds

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