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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 iis 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).
22 May 2015
A new Biodiversity Conservation Trust for Uganda will be launched in Kampala on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May)
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 the new Conservative government will demonstrate UK leadership on inclusive citizenship and green prosperity on the global stage
28 April 2015
The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA9) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27-30 April, 2015
27 April 2015
A new book that hopes to provide some fresh perspectives on drylands development will be launched in Nairobi on 28 April
27 April 2015
IIED's thoughts and hopes are with all those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and areas of Bangladesh, India and Tibet on 25 April, with a state of emergency being declared in Nepal
2 April 2015
Representatives from Nepal, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia, including government stakeholders' researchers, civil society groups and multilateral bodies, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), this week discussed how climate finance can better reach the people who need it most – the poorest in society
25 March 2015
Government representatives and economists from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Burkina Faso to review the economic impacts of large dams
23 March 2015
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Norton as director, replacing outgoing director Dr Camilla Toulmin at the end of June