The CBAA project is carrying out climate change adaptation pilot projects at community level in eight African countries (Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa), the first six of which are Least Developed Countries.
'For a sustainable reconstruction of the physical and social infrastructure of flood ravaged Sindh, it is necessary to understand to what extent the damage caused by the flood is man-made. Some of the broad indicators are obvious'.
Preparations are well under way for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) to be held in Cancún, Mexico. We will be running the Development and Climate Days event again this year which has been a feature of the UNFCCC negotiations since 2002.
The film festival that made up part of last year's event was a particular highlight. The short films shown during last year's four day event represented the work of amateur and independent film-makers from over 50 countries.
Current efforts to protect the world's biodiversity run the risk of doing more harm than good, warns Krystyna Swiderska. In the BBC's Green Room, she says the role of indigenous and local communities in protecting the planet's genetic resources are being overlooked or even ignored.
Climate change is already impacting populations and ecosystems around the globe and threatens to set back develoment efforts by decades, profoundly affecting us all. The defining challenge of the 21st century is to combine a rapid reduc
Business models for sustainable development aim to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits – the three pillars of sustainable development – through core business activities.
IIED's work on business models for sustainable development cuts across several areas of research including forestry, food and agriculture, energy and ICTs. Our research to date has identified a number of factors that contribute to the success of business models for sustainable development.