The IIED blog

21 October 2014
Climate expert Fatima Denton from the Economic Commission for Africa will say it's time for more optimism on Africa and climate change at an IIED lecture to celebrate Barbara Ward's birthday
20 October 2014
If foreign investment is to promote inclusive sustainable development, investment policy must take human rights seriously
15 October 2014
To mark World Food Day, IIED, ODI and IDS have launched the first seven of 12 new papers addressing agricultural and rural development debates in sub-Saharan Africa.
14 October 2014
Paralegal schemes build citizen power by helping communities develop the knowledge and capacity they need to speak up for themselves. A recent IIED webinar explored how such schemes can best be supported to make a long-term difference
10 October 2014
Youba Sokona pays tribute to his fellow Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group member Hama Arba Diallo, who passed away in late September
9 October 2014
The PCLG website is at the heart of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group. It has been relaunched with a new look and updated content
7 October 2014
Traditional knowledge combined with the latest science could increase food production while safeguarding biodiversity, new research shows
6 October 2014
The unsung heroes of the UN climate summit were the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), says Achala Abeysinghe
2 October 2014
Long-neglected by mainstream development actors, agroecology is gaining momentum as a farming and landscape approach – as a recent Food and Agriculture Organisation symposium demonstrates
1 October 2014
Could participants at the climate summit only see the colour green? How else can we explain the near total absence of the oceans from the programme and declarations

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