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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
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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See how IIED's work during the International Year of Family Farming helped 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

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