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20 May 2016
The focus of International Biodiversity Day on May 22 is 'mainstreaming biodiversity'. IIED is partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) on a project that aims to include development issues in key biodiversity strategies and influence development policy to improve outcomes for biodiversity and poverty reduction.
6 May 2016
Scientists, academics and officials called for regional collaboration on safeguarding vital fish stocks in the Bay of Bengal at a seminar in Dhaka on May 4-5. The two-day seminar was organised to discuss research into incentive based fisheries management in Bangladesh and to explore opportunities for collaboration on sustainable fisheries between Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.
24 April 2016
Read the February edition of the IIED newsletter, rounding up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news from last month
14 April 2016
Read the urban IIED newsletter, which rounds up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news on issues such as inclusive urbanisation and reducing urban risk in its first edition
7 April 2016
There are just days until the deadline to register for the 10th international conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10) to climate change. But if you can’t be there, you don’t need to miss out
6 April 2016
On Thursday, May 5, 2016 IIED is hosting a discussion meeting that will bring together four leading experts on urbanisation and development to look at at the prospects for Habitat III, the global summit on housing and sustainable urban development. The event will also see the launch of the April issue of Environment & Urbanization
1 April 2016
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22 March 2016
Many of the world’s least developed countries, hit hard by the impacts of climate change, are among the front-runners in finding ways forward for climate-friendly economic development, Fatima Denton has told IIED
16 March 2016
IIED senior researcher Sarah Best focused on the important role of civil society organisations (CSOs) can play in advancing universal energy access when she spoke at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
26 February 2016
This year's Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting will focus on learning from the South, climate resilient poverty reduction and inclusive green economies
23 February 2016
IIED and partners are this week hosting a workshop in Cameroon on how to combat illegal wildlife trade (IWT)
18 February 2016
IIED to host high-level briefing on the outcomes and challenges of the Paris Agreement
2 February 2016
Researchers have until 29 February, 2016 to submit proposals for research projects that can contribute to the goal of improving humanitarian response in urban contexts. The focus of this call is on examining the ways to promote and ensure the protection of particularly vulnerable groups in urban areas in the context of humanitarian crises and responses
20 January 2016
IIED and partners are hosting a conference in London on 25 February that is designed to help build a new policy agenda to integrate the informal economy with inclusive green growth and sustainable development
19 January 2016
Stakeholders from Ghana's artisanal mining communities will share their perspectives in discussions to identify how to improve the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in the country
11 January 2016
Join us for a webinar on 2 February 2016 to discuss how women's rights in land governance can be strengthened
4 January 2016
A video draws on the expectations of the Least Developed Countries ahead of last month's climate deal and looks at what the Paris Agreement will mean for them
16 December 2015
The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has approved a proposal for a directive designed to ensure future water infrastructure projects respect the environment and benefit all
9 December 2015
As climate talks in Paris move into the final hours, the Least Developed Countries are fighting for their right for support and protection, and more and more countries are recognising the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees
3 December 2015
Members of IIED's Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group will be at D&C Days in Paris as well as playing an active role at COP21
3 December 2015
Achala Abeysinghe sets out the key requirements for a legally binding agreement on combatting climate change at the Paris summit
25 November 2015
A series of nine new interviews brings together different voices from the world’s Least Developed Countries to ask what they want from COP21 in Paris
23 November 2015
Ahead of next week's UN climate talks in Paris (COP21), IIED principal researcher Dr Achala Abeysinghe has been named as one of the top 15 female climate champions in the world
18 November 2015
For those mountain communities living at the extreme edges of the world, climate change is already a very real threat. Researchers are calling for vulnerable communities to be given special consideration in the Paris negotiations next month
12 November 2015
A new website profiles a research and capacity building programme focusing on urban disaster risk reduction in sub-Saharan Africa