Guest Author's blog posts
10 Dec 2013 | Governance, Green economy
The post-2015 development agenda will most profoundly affect the least developed countries (LDCs), so it's essential that people in these countries have a greater say in what the goals... ›
29 Nov 2013 | Forests, Sustainable markets
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.
19 Nov 2013 | Climate change, Communication
The power of games to get people thinking about their climate vulnerability was revealed this weekend at Development & Climate Days.
06 Nov 2013 | Climate change
Gaps between the expectations of developing countries and the low emissions targets and climate finance promised by developed countries must be bridged at the Warsaw climate talks.
01 Nov 2013 | Fish, Sustainable markets
Incentives to protect marine and coastal environments could be more effective than a ‘command and control’ approach, but only if reinforced by efficient, transparent and equitable... ›
20 Oct 2013 | Energy
Investment crowdfunding provides locally-sourced finance for renewable energy projects in the UK. Could this model work in poorer nations?
09 Oct 2013 | Biodiversity, Natural resource management
A project that maps people's unauthorised use of resources in a national park provides important insights into the links between poverty and conservation.
01 Oct 2013 | Forests, Natural resource management
Greater investment in locally controlled forestry in Mexico has potential to bring social, environmental and economic benefits.
01 Oct 2013 | Climate change, Green economy
To achieve its goal of being a middle-income climate-resilient green economy, Ethiopia needs new ways to use public funds to promote private investment.
16 Sep 2013 | Energy, Sustainable markets
Universal energy access is a laudable aim, but attempts to achieve it must take on board local contexts and sensitivities, say Sarah Wykes and Ben Garside.