The IIED blog

7 January 2015
How can remote communities with little formal education hold investors to account and seek redress when their rights to land and resources are threatened? An IIED webinar examined the role of grievance mechanisms
5 January 2015
A project in Uganda is using music and video to promote conservation and poverty alleviation, thanks to a creative partnership
22 December 2014
While heads of state, ministers and negotiators met in Lima, Peru, to try to negotiate a global deal at the UN climate talks, local people have been developing their own adaptation strategy – and seem to find it equally difficult to face up to the scale of the problem
17 December 2014
Informality may be responsible for many things produced, processed or sold by people who operate outside formal rules and regulations, but small markets add up to big business
15 December 2014
After climate negotiations drew to a close in Lima, Jonathan Reeves reflects on the UN Secretary General's synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda and asks whether the "road to dignity" will take us to the right destination.
15 December 2014
Leading politicians and thinkers are being urged to make sustainable energy available to all. Achieving this goal requires research in how people and communities use energy and how sustainable energy can be financed
12 December 2014
In many African countries women lose out from patriarchal legal and cultural traditions. How can these practices be changed to benefit everyone?
11 December 2014
IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on her trip to Lima for the COP20 Development and Climate Days
9 December 2014
The economics and distribution of development benefits of large dams continue to be a source of controversy. Every dam is different, and efforts to generalise from a few (often well known, but sometimes exceptional) examples continue to cause challenges in reaching common ground on the past development contribution of the 50,000 dams worldwide today and the need for more
6 December 2014
The winner of a competition to write a blog on how dealing with the impacts of climate change affects everyday life highlights how rainfall hampers the celebration of Mexican festivals

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