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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
16 September 2016
Read the August edition of the IIED newsletter, rounding up all of our coverage, publications, blogs and news from last month
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
13 July 2016
A new report urges structural reforms to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change and the loss of environmental assets during the next 15 years
8 July 2016
IIED talks to development experts from around the globe to find out how the Least Developed Countries are working to define new ways forward for sustainable development
7 July 2016
The documentary "Lessons from a storm" follows Tacloban City's recovery after Typhoon Haiyan
4 July 2016
More than 50 indigenous mountain peoples representing mountain communities in China, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Peru gathered in the Stone Village, in Yunnan, Southwest China in May 2016, to discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. At the end of their meeting they issued the Stone Village Declaration, calling for urgent support for their traditional ways of managing natural resources, and setting out eight actions for the international community
27 June 2016
IIED is inviting proposals for original research that will contribute to understanding local markets in the context of an urban humanitarian crisis and response. Closing date: 21 July, 2016
23 June 2016
Seven research projects will receive funding to study how to assist vulnerable urban groups facing humanitarian crises, the International Institute for Environment and Development has announced
17 June 2016
Can the Sustainable Development Goals trigger a new approach to development in the world's Least Developed Countries? A dialogue event explored the potential
9 June 2016
Join us for a webinar on 6 July, 2016 to discuss how web platforms can be used by civil society organisations to support communities whose land rights and livelihoods are affected by agricultural projects
8 June 2016
In a video to mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, IIED's director Andrew Norton has set out three ways that the international community can work to protect the world's oceans
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.
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

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