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The Millennium Development Goals. Image: US Mission Geneva

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The Sustainable Development Goals were decided in 2015 and a new agenda has been set in motion. What is IIED's vision on the goals, how have we worked to shape them, and how will they be delivered?
Hilsa catch at Chandpur landing centre, Bangladesh (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)

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This project aims to estimate the economic value of hilsa fishery to Bangladesh's economy and to rigorously assess the impact of the economic incentive for managing fishery
A collection of resources and images relating to the artisanal and small-scale mining sector compiled by IIED (Photos/images: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures and IIED)

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Throughout Thursday, June 25, IIED created an online space for dialogue and sharing knowledge and information about the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector
Employees work deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania in March 2015 (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

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With support from the Ford Foundation, IIED is undertaking a robust research and engagement programme, including the convening of a 'visioning workshop' on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), to lay the foundations for a multi-stakeholder dialogue series on ASM
Ladeh Panjang Wetlands. Photo: Luke Mackin

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There is an explicit assumption that reducing the rate of biodiversity loss can help in efforts to tackle global poverty. But the evidence for this assumption is surprisingly weak. This project aims to review the existing evidence base, identify knowledge gaps and make evidence more widely available.
Fortunatus Waziri, a driller, works deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

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IIED will host a day dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on Thursday, 25 June, using online networks to connect mining communites across the globe
An illustration mapping the interdependent relationships within the ASM sector (Image: Scriberia)

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A new image explores the world of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), drawing on interviews with different stakeholders, IIED's own experience of the sector, and our research
Brazilian favelas, such as this one in Rio De Janeiro, reflect a more passive resistance to urbanisation, involving a heavy legacy of social inequality and conflict (Photo: dany13, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

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It is critically important to draw the right lessons from the BRICS, and both the successes and failures of their urbanisation strategies have much to teach the rest of the urbanising world
A settlement in Chabahil, an ancient town near Kathmandu in Nepal. Many countries use different definitions or 'urban' (Photo: Gordon McGranahan/IIED)

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Urbanisation is a defining trend of our time. IIED has been working with partners around the world to promote the benefits of urbanisation while avoiding its destructive tendencies
Working in shifts, an artisanal and small-scale miner in the Western region of Ghana relaxes at the top of a 15m mine shaft reinforced with a wooden 'cage' after several hours of digging (Photo: James McQuilken (@James_McQuilken/j.mcquilken@surrey.ac.uk))

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With an engaged government, private sector and multi-stakeholder engagements already in place with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities, Ghana provides an excellent opportunity for a dialogue that delivers solutions to the challenges facing the ASM sector
IIED's forestry newsletter is out now (Image: IIED)

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Our latest forestry newsletter reports on the recent work of IIED's forestry team and looks forward to some key events coming up later this year
The population of Chile's capital city Santiago is over one third of the national total. Rapid growth and urbanisation bring complex challenges including managing air quality, road safety, and regional development (Photo: Nicolas Aracena, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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Join us for a workshop looking at the Participatory Innovation Model, a practical appraoch for successful innovation in a complex world
IIED's animation explains what the Sustainable Development Goals are and highlights why they matter (Image: IIED/Hands Up)

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The Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) aspirational, wide-reaching agenda for change is brought to life in a new animation, commissioned by IIED
The theme of the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity is 'biodiversity for sustainable development' (Image: Convention on Biological Diversity)

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To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, IIED and UNEP-WCMC are sharing new guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and development
Madagascan fishermen set out for a day's fishing in traditional dugout canoes. Madagascar is implementing community-based management for some of its marine resources (Photo: Andreas Hafenscher, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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Join us on World Oceans Day (8 June) for an event to discuss the future of our oceans and coasts
Animation: Promoting accountability in agricultural investment chains (Image: HandsUp/IIED)

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IIED has released a new animation designed to help local communities protect their rights in the face of large-scale land acquisitions
Representatives from indigenous mountain communities gather in Bhutan to discuss the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has released a film showcasing an event where mountain communities discussed the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage
Ethiopian women sort coffee beans at a long table. IIED's Critical Theme will explore gender equality issues (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

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IIED's May Critical Theme seminar explored challenging questions on gender equality, women's empowerment and environmental change.
Fishermen from Mayadip Island, Bangladesh. IIED will be discussing Bangladesh's work on payments for sustainable fisheries at the EDD15 forum (Photo: Matthew Becker, the Advocacy Project, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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IIED researchers and partners will run sessions on economic incentives for fisheries management and delivering energy for poor communities at this year's European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels. Dr Essam Mohammed, senior researcher in IIED's fisheries team, will moderate a high-level presentation on economic incentives for fisheries management in Bangladesh, and IIED senior researcher Sarah Best will participate in a session on energy access for poor communities
The latest edition of the Legal Tools Newsletter is now out (Image: IIED)

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The Legal Tools newsletter reports news and information from IIED's Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment team. This edition features reports on recent webinars, the latest publications and news of a new animation about accountability in agricultural investment chains

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