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Can investment crowdfunding deliver Sustainable Energy for All?
Investment crowdfunding provides locally-sourced finance for renewable energy projects in the UK. Could this model work in poorer nations?
A house with many rooms: Addressing loss and damage from climate change
At the climate change negotiations, rich nations should not let their fear of liability delay on action on loss of damage
Fairer by Far: Multi-functional mosaics for public goods
Recent research shows how forest-farm landscapes can provide greater public goods.
More patience, less protest: the new politics of the urban poor
A new book shows how poor urban communities have developed powerful approaches that have enabled millions to get better housing and services, social justice and inclusion in political processes.
Nepal: Forestry and agriculture and the story of their fake divorce
While many Nepali subsistence farmers happily combine forestry and agriculture on their land, there is little integration between the two sectors in the country’s policy and administration.
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In Our World: 6 December 2013
6 December 2013
"In Our World" relates to IIED's world of environment and development. It connects us with what’s going on in both the real world and online worlds.
Setting the bar too low: is there really progress on UN development goals?
3 December 2013
The UN report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals seems so at odds with realities on the ground, says David Satterthwaite.
Payments for ecosystem services: Costa Rica’s recipe
29 November 2013
Costa Rica has adopted a mix of economic and regulatory policies to protect its forests – the eclectic mix of ingredients could be judged a recipe for success.