Sustainable markets blogs

20 April 2015
As IIED prepares to launch its Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Series on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining with a two-day "visioning workshop" bringing together influential stakeholders, we have pulled together a list of useful resources on ASM.
15 April 2015
Calculating the economic value of a threatened wetland proved a turning point for IIED's Essam Mohammed. He argues the case for putting a value on nature to get your message across
9 April 2015
Crowdfunding provides a potential source of funding to improve access to electricity in countries such as India, but financial regulations are a barrier
24 March 2015
A chance conversation with a Bangladeshi fisherman may have paid off
19 March 2015
As the EU reviews timber import policies, a new report finds that incentives to harvest timber legally and sustainably from Ghana, one of Europe's key sources, are failing to deliver
26 February 2015
Exploration firms and junior mining companies are often the first point of contact with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), and as such, they have an important voice and role to play
18 February 2015
Negotiations underway this week will focus on the declaration text for the Sustainable Development Goals. Jonathan Reeves suggests this is an ideal opportunity to raise global ambition – but says the signs are not good
16 February 2015
The main impacts of climate change are being felt by poor families, which means that poor women and men must be at the centre of the climate change finance debate
11 February 2015
As the mining sector gathers for the annual Indaba meeting, Steve Bass suggests that ongoing purposeful dialogue could make a big difference in tackling the problems facing the artisinal mining sector
5 February 2015
Not enough has been heard from local voices in the mining sector over the last 10 years. In the next year, this needs to change.

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