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Camilla Toulmin quote

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The Barbara Ward Lectures were established in honour of IIED's founder, Barbara Ward, a renowned economist, journalist, lecturer and policy advisor who was among the earliest advocates of sustainable development

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Mary Robinson called on the international community to focus on the human rights aspect of climate change when she gave the inaugural Barbara Ward lecture in London
IIED director Camilla Toulmin discussed policies that foster equality on a SciDev.Net podcast (Photo: IIED)

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Camilla Toulmin, director of IIED, discussed policies that foster equality and the need to tackle those which keep poor people poor when she was interviewed for a podcast produced by SciDev.Net
Ejura Market in Ghana is an important centre for farmers selling their yam crops (Photo: IITA)

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Rather than looking separately at urban and rural areas and what matters to each of them, it is vital to look at the linkages between them: it is from here that lasting change will come
The transition to green economies across the world was discussed at a Green Economy Coalition meeting in September (Photo: UNEP/Google licence)

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The Green Economy Coalition, which includes IIED among its members, hosted its annual meeting on 1 and 2 September, and coverage of the event is available here
Street vendors in Karachi (Photo: Fareena Chandra/IIED)

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The multiple causes of food insecurity – poverty, urbanisation, climate change – must be matched by a coordinated approach that addresses income, living conditions and affordable food, as well as resilience to climate change
Barbara Ward in the audience

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The founder of IIED, Barbara Ward was a pioneering economist, writer and lecturer. She was one of the first people to articulate the concept of sustainable development and what was needed to underpin it, and her vision still inspires IIED's work today
discuss the ways in which IIED has contributed to global change (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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In the third of four videoed conversations between the outgoing and incoming chair of IIED's board of trustees, Maureen O'Neil and Rebeca Grynspan discuss the ways in which IIED has contributed to global change
Covers of Environment and Urbanization publications

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The journal Environment & Urbanization has published many profiles of local organisations; some are listed below with short summaries.
Maureen O'Neil and Rebeca Grynspan, the incoming and outgoing chair of IIED's board of trustees, discuss good governance at the institute (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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In the second of four videoed conversations between the outgoing and incoming chair of IIED's board of trustees, Maureen O'Neil highlights the key role of IIED's board in ensuring good governance
The incoming chair of IIED's board of trustees, Rebeca Grynspan, discusses her enthusiasm for her new role (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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The incoming chair of IIED's board of trustees, Rebeca Grynspan, discusses her enthusiasm for her new role
Maureen O'Neil and Rebeca Grynspan, the incoming and outgoing chair of IIED's board of trustees, discuss the institute's key challenges and successes over the last six years (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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In the first of four videoed conversations between the outgoing and incoming chair of IIED's board of trustees, Maureen O'Neil reviews the institute's key challenges and successes over the last six years
FishNet is an online community that brings together people with an interest in sustainable fisheries

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Join FishNet, our online community for everyone interested in sustainable fisheries
Shack dwellers from the eThekwini municipality protesting in Durban (Photo: Slum/Shack Dwellers International)

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Lindiwe Sisulu looked at the often troubled relationship between the state and the urban poor when she delivered the 2008 Barbara Ward Lecture in London

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Connie Hedegaard stressed the importance of setting tough targets for reducing carbon emissions when she gave the 2010 Barbara Ward Lecture in London
Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

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IIED and Natural Justice are seeking feedback on a series of technical reports that aim to provide clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors, and specific details of the rights and forms of redress available to Indigenous peoples and local communities
IIED research communications manager Rosalind Goodrich provided coverage from the third NBSAP 2.0 workshop at Midgard Estate in Namibia, where giraffes could be seen (Photo: Rosalind Goodrich/IIED)

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Coverage of the third NBSAP 2.0 workshop in Namibia in July 2014 that considered what successful mainstreaming of biodiversity and development would look like
A fishing settlement in Bandar Lampung city, Indonesia. (Photo: Diane Archer/IIED)

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IIED’s partner ACCCRN is an eight-year, multi-country initiative working with cities across the world to increase resilience to climate change
The Kob population in Uganda is being depleted by poaching, pictured in Queen Elizabeth National Park (Photo: Roger Day Photography)

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A project to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty
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Urban poverty reduction was the focus when the latest in a series of seminars at the International Institute for Environment and Development took place on July 2

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