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A London workshop heard about the human stories of gold mining from artisanal and small-scale miners in Tanzania (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)
30 June 2015
Diverse groups that make up the mining sector have outlined and begun work on two key issues that present barriers to an integrated industry
11 June 2015
Bangladesh government ministers, fisheries officials, researchers and practitioners discussed proposals for a new Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund at a meeting in Dhaka on June 11. The proposed fund will aim to help Bangladesh to increase stocks of its national fish, the Hilsa. The fund will work by improving incentives for sustainable fisheries management.
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.

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