Latest press releases
18 May 2015
At the second annual UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), held in New York 18-22 May, a group of 26 civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world are calling for the SE4ALL initiative to ensure civil society can participate effectively in national and regional decision-making processes
8 May 2015
IIED hopes that the Conservative cabinet will demonstrate UK leadership on inclusive citizenship and green prosperity on the global stage.
30 April 2015
Delegates at the 9th international conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change called on world leaders to address the needs of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
27 April 2015
IIED has issued a statement to say that the organisation's thoughts and hopes are with those affected by the earthquake which struck Nepal and areas of Bangladesh, India and Tibet on 25 April.
23 March 2015
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Norton as director. Dr Norton will take up his role as IIED director on 29 June, 2015. He has more than 30 years' experience: several years' field experience in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean, as well as in roles at the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He comes to IIED during a critical year for environment and development.
2 March 2015
Researchers, community representatives, United Nations and government officials and NGOs have issued a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade. The recommendations come on the eve of World Wildlife Day on 3 March.
15 December 2014
The UK parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has warned in a new report that the government risks undermining new global development goals, following evidence that the UK has been seeking to limit their scope and ambition. IIED submitted evidence to the Committee that the government's position on the Sustainable Development Goals threatened the universal scope of the goals.