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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
A delegate at CBA8 gives the thumbs up to views expressed during a session (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

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A round-up of the highlights of the second day of the CBA8 conference, which focused on issues such as private sector finance and saw game-playing used to inform delegates
Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurates CBA8 on the first day of the conference in Kathmandu (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

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A round-up of the highlights of the first day of the CBA8 conference, which saw Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurate events in Kathmandu
The welcome the participants of CBA8 receive when they arrive at the conference facilities in Kathmandu, Nepal (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

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A round-up of the CBA8 participants' experiences and photographs during a series of field trips to experience at first hand issues related to financing community-based adaptation to climate change
This family in the Mecati Forest, Mozambique, cut down trees and cleared the land on this hillside to grow a crop of cowpeas. They will use this land for two more years, use the cut timber for firewood, and them move on (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

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In the International Year of Family Farming, see how IIED's work helps to raise the profile of family and smallholder farming and its contribution to eradicating hunger, reducing rural poverty and more
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, will inaugurate CBA8 on 27 April (Photo: Ilker Ender via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has been confirmed as a special guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) on 27 April
IIED Senior Researcher David Dodman presents his report to the World Urban Forum

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Watch a video presentation to the World Urban Forum 7 by IIED's David Dodman to unveil a report that supports decision-makers' efforts to integrate the environment in urban planning and management
Members of Likawage Village Natural Resources Committee use beaters to prevent a lit fire from burning backwards towards farms (Photo: Deogratias Ndossi)

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The challenge of bringing a business-like approach to forest conservation, using REDD+ schemes, is complex and daunting. But three lessons learnt by a project in southeastern Tanzania can help ensure success
An IIED workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on REDD+ gets under way (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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From 9-10 April, IIED hosted a workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) — see the highlights here
Director Camilla Toulmin sets out IIED's strategy for 2014 to 2019

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Director Camilla Toulmin has set out the new strategy for IIED for the period 2014-2019 in a video interview
Watch an animation produced by IIED to highlight its sustainable fisheries work

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In the wake of predictions that the oceans will be fishless by 2050, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has produced an animation to showcase its work on the economics of marine and coastal fisheries

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This page will feature the latest updates on the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming biodiversity and development project, which follows four countries as they update their national plans to integrate biodiversity into mainstream development strategies
Participants in the gender and environmental change workshop discuss REDD+ (Photo: Lucile Robinson/IIED)

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From 17-18 March, IIED hosted a workshop to identify a future agenda for research action on gender and environmental change. Here are some of the highlights
Participants at IIED's Innovations for equity in smallholder payments for ecosystem services conference at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh (Photo: Kate Wilson)

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On March 21, IIED hosted a conference that aimed to explore the latest thinking on how to make schemes that compensate protectors of natural resources fairer and more inclusive
The Dolakha FSC-certified community forest user group speaking at the International Forest Connect workshop in Nepal in February 2013 (Photo: Leianne Rolington/IIED)

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Funding to Forest Connect led to diagnosis of effective investments, clarified our strategy and attracted new members
Pavan Sukhdev makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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The importance of meaningful stakeholder reporting was the subject of a presentation by Pavan Sukhdev at the International Institute for Environment and Development this week
Re-Define Managing Director Sony Kapoor, pictured giving a slightly larger presentation, recently delivered a Critical Theme lecture to IIED staff (Photo: Zero Emission Resource Organisation via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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As part of efforts to explore new ideas and widen the knowledge of its staff, the International Institute for Environment and Development has launched a new series of talks by visiting experts.

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