Camilla Toulmin's blog posts
06 Aug 2013 | Governance
A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.
14 Jun 2013 | Governance, Land acquisitions and rights
The G8 leaders meet in Northern Ireland on June 17, with the UK in the chair, and trade, tax, and transparency as the text. It’s a revolutionary agenda, if seen through to the end.
12 Jun 2013 | Governance, Natural resource management
People in Bamako, Mali support different politicians — but share remarkably similar political priorities.
07 Jun 2013 | Natural resource management, Sustainable markets
Our new paper on global trends aims to provoke debate as part of the process of developing IIED’s new five-year strategy. Read it and tell us what you think.
14 May 2013 | Governance
Tomorrow in Brussels a meeting will be held of governments and multilateral organisations to discuss with the Malian government and civil society groups how best to help the country... ›
01 Mar 2013 | Economics, Green economy
A Chatham House hosted meeting on green growth offers clues for governments perplexed as to how and when to get the economy growing again – this time more sustainably.
18 Jan 2013 | Drylands and pastoralism
As French and Malian combat soldiers fight al-Qaeda-linked groups in Mali, the director of IIED reflects on her experiences of life in a village near Diabaly, close to the conflict.
07 Jan 2013 | Climate change, Governance
The big events and non-events from this last year that could have long-term repercussions on the sustainable development of our planet, from IIED's Director.
10 Dec 2012 | Climate change
The latest round of UN climate change negotiations – the COP18 conference in Doha – made only modest progress. Set against the elephantine size of the global climate problem, this... ›
24 Oct 2012 | Climate change, Economics
Humans are made up of two halves – the heart and head, and the lower bit, "stomach, sex and kicks.” Focusing on the middle tells you nothing about the two extreme halves.