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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
6 November 2015
Five-day course aims to enable government officials from developing countries to manage climate finance more effectively
4 November 2015
Researchers have until 23 November, 2015 to apply for IIED funding for research on effective collaboration in urban humanitarian responses
30 October 2015
With a month to go until the start of COP21, Saleemul Huq provides an insight into the perspectives of the Least Developed Countries ahead of the Paris climate talks, as part of a new series of video interviews for IIED
29 October 2015
The 13th annual Development & Climate Days in Paris will focus on 'Zero poverty, zero emissions: tough talk on poverty and climate'
26 October 2015
The African Forest Enterprises Connect Network (AFECONET) has been set up to connect and support locally controlled forest and farm producers
15 October 2015
IIED has published its 2014-15 Annual Report, highlighting how the institute works to shape a fairer future
6 October 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals have been agreed, but for mountain communities around the world this action can't come quickly enough. Climate change is already here, threatening their food security, nutrition and livelihoods
6 October 2015
IIED principal researcher Lorenzo Cotula will celebrate the launch of the first searchable online repository of investment contracts at an event at Columbia University on Wednesday
30 September 2015
IIED is pleased to announce the dates for the 10th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9), which will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 21-28 April, 2016
24 September 2015
IIED senior researcher Ben Garside says the Sustainable Development Goal on energy will be a powerful driver for development
11 September 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals set the priorities for a more sustainable, green economy, but that means that how we assess and measure that economy needs to change, argues Oliver Greenfield
7 September 2015
Conserving our oceans and marine resources is critical to an integrated approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, argues Essam Yassin Mohammed
27 August 2015
IIED's chief economist Paul Steele says the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the crucial challenge of achieving zero poverty and zero net emissions
25 August 2015
IIED has issued a call for chapters for a new book on how to improve access to financial services for millions of poor people around the world
21 August 2015
In the first of a series of video interviews with IIED experts working on issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Strategy and Learning Group director Tom Bigg highlights the importance of their universality
19 August 2015
Join us for a webinar on 11 September to discuss how communities groups can take action to get increased accountability in agricultural investment chains
7 July 2015
Ahead of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, some of the world's Least Developed Countries have been sharing their priorities
30 June 2015
Dr Andrew Norton joined IIED as director on Monday (29 June) during a critical year for environment and development, where the impacts of decisions made by global leaders will be felt by generations to come
25 June 2015
Proposals for a new Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund that aims to relieve the financial burden from the government and help bridge the finance gap were discussed by Bangladesh fisheries officials and researchers and practitioners on 11 June
19 June 2015
An innovative multi-stakeholder event discussing Chinese trade and investment impacting Africa's forests will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 22-25 June
4 June 2015
Representatives from the private and public sectors will meet this week in Brussels to discuss innovations in financing and supporting energy services for people living in poverty, as part of the European Development Days (EDD).