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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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The UN report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals seems so at odds with realities on the ground, says David Satterthwaite.
Costa Rica has adapted its systems of payments for ecosystem services over the past two decades

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Costa Rica has adopted a mix of economic and regulatory policies to protect its forests – the eclectic mix of ingredients could be judged a recipe for success.
Countryside in Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. Photo: Duncan Macqueen

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Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society — if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.

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Cities finally got the attention they deserve at the UN climate change conference’s first ever Cities Day, but representatives from least developed cities and grassroots groups barely got a look in.

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The power of games to get people thinking about their climate vulnerability was revealed this weekend at Development & Climate Days.
In Our World: 15 November 2013

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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.
People in a Nicaraguan village play a game to learn how climate change adaptation, ecosystem management and disaster risk reduction fit together (Photo: Maya Schaerer/NLRC)

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Everyone loves a game. Putting some fun into the serious subject of climate change can be a powerful way to explain risk and the hard choices we face.

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As trade talks regain momentum, ‘land grab’ activists are scrutinising negotiations and pioneering new opportunities for public accountability.
Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on 7 November 2013. Credit: NASA

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Even the best of efforts to adapt to climate change may not be enough to prevent loss and damage, and that's why the UN climate talks need to agree a mechanism to handle this new issue, says Saleemul Huq.

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