Policy and planning blogs

24 November 2014
Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bangladesh are developing their national low carbon climate resilient strategies. The public policy team within the Climate Change Group at IIED have just finished 18 months of research into these planning processes. The research helped clarify what is motivating countries to become more climate resilient. It also highlighted some ways these processes could be better supported and brought together.
31 October 2014
A major recent government restructure could present obstacles as well as opportunities for Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy
30 October 2014
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?
23 October 2014
Highlighting and assessing the urban impacts of climate change can help cities find a more consistent, multi-level approach to climate adaptation
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
6 October 2014
The unsung heroes of the UN climate summit were the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), says Achala Abeysinghe
25 September 2014
It's been a busy week for IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, with plenty of action unfolding on the climate change front in New York. Here he provides an inside look into what transpired, and some reflections on how the recent events may impact upcoming climate negotiations
18 September 2014
It is clear that the long-term solution to climate change lies in weaning the global economy off fossil fuels and onto a cleaner and more sustainable energy pathway in every country. But it is also clear that climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe and that, in the short term, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people need urgent support
24 August 2014
A new network being set up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aims to bring organisations together on poverty and conservation issues

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