The IIED blog

25 November 2014
In Bolivia, the state is providing support to encourage community organisations to trial innovative new business models that challenge free market norms. Could such new ways of doing business also deliver greater benefits for the planet?
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.
18 November 2014
On World Toilet Day on 19 November, our photoblog details the work of IIED and its partners to tackle the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation
18 November 2014
Britain says it will donate 'strongly' at this week’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) pledging meeting. But there are arguments within the board on how countries can access and spend the fund
17 November 2014
As last month's fourth conference on Climate Change and Development showed, Africa will need strong leaders such as Fatima Denton – who will deliver IIED's 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture on Thursday – to tackle the issues of climate change
17 November 2014
Coal companies are in complete denial — the developing world doesn't need more pollution or expensive new grids, but renewable energy sources
17 November 2014
Where will the investment come from to scale up successful locally controlled forestry? That was the question facing participants at a recent South-North Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland
17 November 2014
Human injustices in the name of nature conservation have to become a relic of the past. It's time to get serious about human rights at the World Park Congress
12 November 2014
Artisanal and small-scale miners informally produce 15-20 per cent of the world's gold and 80 per cent of its sapphires. Yet the sector faces complex problems. IIED and its partners have published two papers on the risks
11 November 2014
Kenya needs to fix a wood demand-supply gap of 12 million m³ per year. So the launch of the Forest Farm Facility in Nariobi on 6 November was timely

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