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A small-scale farmer in Tanzania. Insecure rights and weak land governance are major challenges to ensuring that local landholders benefit from agricultural investments (Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam)

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As commercial pressures on land increase in East and West Africa, there is a need for evidence and action on gender-equitable land governance
Isaka and Mary, subsistence farmers in Southern Ghana. Smallholders need support to help increase their involvement in decisions about land ownership and investment (Photo: BBC World Service via Flickr)

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A wave of large-scale acquisitions of farmland for plantation agriculture has taken place in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Developing tools to improve accountability is critical
People from a village in Mali listen to a man providing legal literacy training to raise their awareness on the law and land rights (Photo: Lorenzo Cotula/IIED)

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To promote inclusive sustainable development, IIED works with partners to rethink these legal documents and the process through which they are formulated.
The British Library will host the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture, with guest speaker Dr Fatima Denton (Photo: Wikipedia Commons licence)

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IIED is delighted to announce that the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture will be delivered by renowned climate change specialist Dr. Fatima Denton
IIED's Essam Yassin Mohammed directs questions to UCL senior lecturer Peter Jones on Marine Protected Areas (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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The governance framework of marine resources was the focus when the latest in a series of seminars at IIED took place on 6 October, 2014
Mechanised farming in Tanzania. Land purchases by foreign investment companies for agribusinesses are pushing farmers off their land. Using legal rights effectively can help local people get a better deal for themselves and their communities (Photo: Africa Renewal)

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Can a half-acre of dry earth be more precious than gold? To farmers, herders and foragers in some of the world's poorest countries, the answer is very literally yes
Prolonged flooding in Vietnam in 2011 left thousands homeless and exposed to health risks. The research projects will focus on building resilience to climate change (Photo: EU/ECHO)

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Ten organisations have been selected to receive IIED funding for research into helping Asian cities adapt to climate change
A meeting of community members in Bangladesh. Similar meetings will feed into an international network of government planners sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning (Photo: Isabelle Lemaire)

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An international network of government planners is sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning
D&C Days at COP20 will focus on innovative approaches and incisive dialogue for climate-smart development

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The 12th Development & Climate Days will take place at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 20 (COP20) meeting in Lima, Peru, in December, and registrations are now being accepted.
Marchers, including Saleemul Huq, at the New York climate change march (Photos: IIED)

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IIED's senior fellow, Saleemul Huq, has hailed the success of Sunday's People's Climate march in New York
The timber depot of Green Timber, a Chinese-owned timber concession that are licensed to operate in Nampula and Zambezia provinces, Mozambique (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

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Improving evidence, capacity and joint action for sustainable Chinese investment in Africa's forests
The implications of land-use dynamics for poor households and the environment are explored in the short film 'Karachi Rising' (Photo: IIED)

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A report on land ownership and low-income housing is influencing future urban planners
The TAMD method is being used to assess the impact of biogas plants in rural Pakistan. Here researchers talk to villagers in Sheikhuwal village (Photo: IIED)

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IIED is working with partners to develop and pilot a framework, called Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD), to track adaptation and measure its impact on development
Signature of IIED director Camilla Toulmin

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IIED recognises that all our activities will have an impact on the environment – and we aim to continually improve our environmental performance
IIED senior fellow will speak at the UN Secretary General's climate summit in September (Photo: Mike Goldwater/IIED)

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IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq has been chosen as one of 38 civil society representatives to attend the UN Secretary General's climate summit
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
This IIED data visual shows the scale and speed of global urban transformation (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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We are living in what many call 'the urban century' and the many layers of complexity around the world's growth in urban areas have led IIED to develop new ways of looking at urbanisation

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