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2 September 2014
IIED is pleased to announce the dates for the 9th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 23-30 April, 2015
30 June 2014
30 June 2014, Rome – Indigenous peoples, local communities and private smallholders own or manage a growing proportion of the world's forests and can play a significant role in tackling deforestation and reducing poverty – especially if they
18 June 2014
An International network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has been formed to advocate for community biocultural heritage rights and help achieve food sovereignty and climate change adaptation
6 June 2014
Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment of Gambia and former chair and special envoy on climate change for the 48 Least Developed Countries, has written an open letter to US President Barack Obama
4 June 2014
Ahead of the latest UN climate negotiations in Bonn, the Least Developed Countries Group Chair points out that while science tells us that we can limit global temperatures to save the world's poorest countries, we need the will to do it
3 June 2014
New report by the Global Water Initiative stresses importance of considering views of farmers in agricultural policies
20 May 2014
Governments, donors and investors must bolster locally-controlled forest businesses if they wish to deliver public goods, support livelihoods and help tackle poverty and climate change, says a new report
8 May 2014
In the spirit of the International Year of Family and Peasant Farming, indigenous mountain farmers from China, Bhutan and Peru have agreed to share seeds in an effort to cope with global climate change
7 May 2014
On 7-8 May, in the town of Konni, Niger's Minister of Agriculture will chair a national forum on legal protection of land tenure in irrigated areas. The forum will be attended by representatives from government, regional and local authorities, local groups, the private sector and civil society
6 May 2014
With three big shifts in flows of finance rendering recent efforts to limit the environmental and social impacts of large dams marginal, backers of new dams are being urged to ensure safeguards are in place