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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
3 March 2015
A high-level meeting in Guinea on 4-5 March will discuss reforms governing land expropriation and compensation for smallholder farmers displaced by large public interest infrastructure projects
3 March 2015
A music video, 'Imagine Bwindi', celebrates the wildlife of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and highlights the links between the park and local communities
2 March 2015
Researchers, community representatives, UN and government officials and NGOs have issued a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade
27 February 2015
A tool for developing countries to provide evidence of effective adaptation to climate change, allowing them to access international climate funds, will be launched today (27 February) after three years of development by IIED and partners
27 February 2015
Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg from 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs. The findings will be taken to the high level wildlife conference in Kasane, Botswana in March
12 February 2015
International research organisations are stressing the need for climate agreements to support traditional farming, given its role in both adaptation and mitigation

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