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2 December 2016
A side event at COP22 heard how governments in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Senegal are using decentralised structures to get climate finance into the hands of local government and out to climate vulnerable communities who need it most
22 November 2016
New research shows how indigenous communities are fine-tuning traditional knowledge to mitigate the risks of climate change
18 November 2016
Plastic pollution in oceans will be among the topics discussed by record-breaking global circum-navigator Emily Penn at IIED's event on sustainable fisheries and oceans next month
16 November 2016
IIED will co-host a workshop at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Cancun, Mexico, to share solutions for mainstreaming biodiversity in line with the SDGs
14 November 2016
IIED and partners are highlighting the potential of devolved climate finance to deliver climate funding that is equitable and responsive to the needs of local people.  The organisations say that local climate adaptation planning offers significant benefits, particularly for people in poor and marginalised areas, and have released an animation that explains how decentralised climate funds operate, and the benefits they offer, that will be screened at a side event on devolved climate finance at COP22
13 November 2016
Make COP for the practitioners who are actually implementing climate change action on the ground, says Saleemul Huq
3 November 2016
Join us for a webinar on 16 November 2016 to discuss how communities can use by-laws to secure their land rights
3 November 2016
A workshop in Dar es Salaam trained junior climate negotiators from Anglophone African countries
1 November 2016
IIED's annual report looks at powering global change through partnership, and describes the many different types of partnerships which enable IIED to deliver impact and encourage positive change
28 October 2016
Read the August edition of the IIED newsletter, rounding up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news from last month
26 October 2016
IIED and partners hosted an event at Habitat III that focused on how to strengthen humanitarian responses to crises in urban areas. Teresa Corcoran reports back from Quito
24 October 2016
Finding alternatives to eviction: Teresa Corcoran reports on how urban poor organisations are working with local authorities to make cities more inclusive and resilient
17 October 2016
Nearly 200 million people are living in cities around the world with no access to electricity – most are in sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of something so basic and necessary is keeping them in poverty and hindering cities’ potential to be the economic powerhouses they can be
17 October 2016
IIED is inviting proposals for original research on the links between humanitarian response and development goals, with specific reference to urban crises. Closing date: 11 November, 2016
6 October 2016
IIED has published the first edition of its new artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter. The regular email will feature updates on IIED's ASM work and highlights news reports on ASM from around the world
28 September 2016
IIED has announced that five research projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East have received funding for work to improve our understanding of the effects of urban humanitarian crises on the functioning of local markets
23 September 2016
Call for proposals for a regional workshop to be held in Vietnam on how to engage Indigenous Peoples and local communities as active partners in protecting wildlife against the illegal wildlife trade
14 September 2016
This year's Barbara Ward Lecture will be given by Debra Roberts, who says more needs to be done to join the dots between the 'New Urban Agenda', being prepared for Habitat III, and the realities of implementation at the local level
9 September 2016
Registrations have opened for D&C Days 2016, which will take place on 12-13 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, during the middle weekend of this year's United Nations climate change summit
1 September 2016
Engaging communities in tackling wildlife crime – IIED is inviting submissions of case studies following the launch of a new online database
31 August 2016
The latest issue of the legal tools newsletter focuses on accountability in agribusiness investments and the use of web platforms to improve rights and transparency
30 August 2016
A visually stunning photofilm that profiles three biocultural heritage terriritories and their role in biodiversity conservation and locally determined development is now available in Spanish. Biocultural heritage territories protect indigenous and traditional land tenure and use land management to preserve fragile ecosystems and promote locally determined patterns of development
25 August 2016
A new responsive design streamlines downloads and improves access for readers in the global South
17 August 2016
Read the urban IIED newsletter, which rounds up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news on issues such as rural urban trade and the new urban agenda
3 August 2016
A new report on combating the illegal trade in wildlife highlights the vital importance – and complexities – of involving indigenous people and local communities in conservation efforts. The report, entitled 'Beyond enforcement: involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade', documents a workshop in Limbe, Cameroon, in February 2016 which brought together practitioners, government officials and researchers from 12 countries to discuss how to combat illegal wildlife trade

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