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News, 28 October 2016
Read the September edition of the IIED newsletter, rounding up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news from last month.

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In our latest newsletter, we profiled Debra Roberts, who was this year's 'outstanding woman in development’ speaker at the biennial Barbara Ward Lecture. As head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives portfolio in eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, and also a co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 2 on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (IPCC WG2), her expertise on all things urban made for a fascinating lecture

Continuing the focus on urban issues, in this edition we also look at IIED's participation at the Habitat III conference. This is the third in a series of international meetings that began in 1976 to secure commitments to the sustainable development of human settlements. 

IIED has been engaging with the Habitat process since the first conference in 1976, and with partners we participated in a number of events in Quito, Ecuador.

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