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Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)

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As part of World Day to Combat Desertification, view a gallery of images taken of local pastoralists from Niger, West Africa, facing up to the challenge of 35 years of drought
Three translations of the new strategy of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) for the period 2014-2019 are now available to download

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Three translations of the new strategy of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) for the period 2014-2019 are now available to download
A house on the island of Padma Pakur is submerged by the rising waters (Photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS)

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South Asia as a region has witnessed favourable economic growth and is gearing up to capitalise on opportunities provided by urbanisation, economic diversification and a young population. At the same time the region is also home to the world's largest population of the poor and is extremely vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change
Reforestation program in Guatemala (Photo: Enrique Varahona)

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The Forest and Farm Facility's vision is that smallholders, communities, and indigenous peoples and women's organisations have improved livelihoods and decision-making over forest and farm landscapes
World leaders who sought the advice of IIED founder, who would have been 100 on 23 May 2014, included two US presidents, and several UK prime ministers and heads of state from Africa and Asia

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Watch a special video compilation of some of Barbara Ward's most notable interviews and quotes, plus the thoughts of those – including US President John F Kennedy – who knew her best
World leaders who sought the advice of IIED founder, who would have been 100 on 23 May 2014, included two US presidents, and several UK prime ministers and heads of state from Africa and Asia

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On 23 May 2014, the International Institute for Environment and Development marked 100 years since the birth of its founder, Barbara Ward with a range of articles, interviews and videos
Two forest farmers from Ghana, including the head of a local community forest group, alongside some cocoa beans (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

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IIED is working to help install forest-related targets and indicators into the post-2015 development framework, contributing towards notional goal areas on poverty reduction and equality, economic growth and employment, food security, water and energy, climate change, ecosystems and biodiversity

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The second workshop for the NBSAPs 2.0 Project was held in Entebbe, Uganda from 8-12 July 2013. It was run as run as a joint initiative with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance (BioFin) project.

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What has been learnt so far in the course of revising national biodiversity strategies and actions plans (NBSAPs)? Representatives from Botswana, the Seychelles and Namibia – all project members from the NBSAPs 2.0 project – presented the key lessons for them at a side event to the CBD global workshop in Nairobi on 12 November 2013.
Carina Millstone makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff in May 2014 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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The latest in a series of seminars at IIED focusing on financial themes took place on 21 May with a discussion regarding the private sector and sustainable business practices
Nick Robins makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff in May 2014 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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A series of seminars at IIED focusing on financial themes began on May 15 with a discussion addressing the relationship between financial systems and the green economy
IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq announces the Kathmandu Declaration to delegates at CBA8 in Nepal in April 2014 (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

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At the close of the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA8) in April 2014, delegates released a declaration that called for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change
IIED director Camilla Toulmin makes a key speech during the closing ceremony of CBA8

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Watch a series of speeches from the opening and closing ceremonies of CBA8, including those by IIED director Camilla Toulmin, the Nepal Prime Minister and Christiana Figueres
Making a business case for biodiversity

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You need to make a business case for biodiversity: what's your idea and how much money do you need? What are the costs, benefits, challenges and why should potential investors care?
Members of the NBSAPs 2.0 Africa leaders' group. From left to right: Kauna Schroder, Marie-May Jeremie, Juliane Zeidler, Samson Mulonga, Dineo D Gaborekwe, Baboloki Autlwetse, Felix Monggae, Chipanqura Chirara.

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All parties to the global Convention on Biological Diversity are revising their national biodiversity strategy and action plans

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Camila Oliveira is an environmental analyst in the Ministry of the Environment in Brazil and national manager of the project Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition. Here she describes the NBSAP revision process in Brazil

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Meet the people working on revising the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans of Botswana, Uganda, Namibia Zimbabwe, Malawi and the Seychelles

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Hear from country project members and independent members of the African leaders' group about their experiences of NBSAPs, biodiversity mainstreaming and what makes for success
Participants at CBA8 listen to speakers addressing the latest issues related to financing local adaptation (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

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A round-up of the highlights of the third day of the CBA8 conference, which was dominated by the launch of the Kathmandu Declaration
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre's Pablo Suarez leads a game-playing session at CBA8 (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

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A round-up of the highlights of the third day of the CBA8 conference, which focused on issues such as the role of civil society advocacy in community-based adaptation planning and included a film session

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