The IIED blog

17 June 2014
Understanding and collaboration on the drylands teaches us much about adapting to climate change
13 June 2014
Around a quarter of Namibians live in informal urban neighbourhoods; they live without secure tenure and without adequate access to services. So how has the country gained its reputation for progressive state action on housing?
12 June 2014
Research in several countries shows how governments and development agencies undercount the scale and depth of urban poverty
8 June 2014
When Essam Yassin Mohammed asked a former fisherman in Bangladesh how to protect a fish that feeds millions of people, he learnt about four overlooked factors that intensify threats to the species
4 June 2014
The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy identifies four themes for action on climate change in the UN negotiations and beyond
3 June 2014
President Obama's declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants in the US marks the tipping point in US engagement in tackling climate change
28 May 2014
Why transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects
27 May 2014
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
22 May 2014
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
22 May 2014
People across the European Union are going to the polls on 22 May. But why does Europe matter?

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