31 January 2017
IIED's latest newsletter reports on efforts to promote fairness and good governance in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector
19 January 2017
IIED hosted a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining on 1 February, 2017, connecting mining stakeholders across the globe. Use #shareASM to follow the conversation
17 October 2016
Nearly 200 million people are living in cities around the world with no access to electricity – most are in sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of something so basic and necessary is keeping them in poverty and hindering cities’ potential to be the economic powerhouses they can be
16 March 2016
IIED senior researcher Sarah Best focused on the important role of civil society organisations (CSOs) can play in advancing universal energy access when she spoke at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
19 January 2016
Stakeholders from Ghana's artisanal mining communities will share their perspectives in discussions to identify how to improve the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in the country
24 September 2015
IIED senior researcher Ben Garside says the Sustainable Development Goal on energy will be a powerful driver for development
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).
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
22 January 2014
IIED and development organisation Hivos have today launched a two-year strategic partnership to provide research-based policy advice to improve sustainable food systems and access to energy in developing and emerging countries.
25 April 2013
Giant mining, timber, and oil and gas projects provide lessons in how companies can act to address conflict and build trust in communities their activities affect, according to a new book from the International Institute for Environment and Development.
14 March 2013
An international effort to ensure good governance of natural resources could do more to improve accountability and sustainability, according to research in the oil- and gas-rich Caspian Sea Region that IIED has published today.
2 December 2011
Uganda’s energy sector has made significant progress but faces serious challenges, according to a report that will be published on 1 December by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and launched at a press conference in Kampala.
30 August 2011
Rising demand for the dominant form of renewable energy worldwide – wood – could drive yet more acquisitions of land in developing countries where food insecurity is rising and land rights are weak, say researchers at IIED.
29 July 2011
A report published by IIED today (29 July) examines how governments, donors and businesses can work together to provide poor communities with low-carbon energy supplies.
20 April 2011
Report comes on anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico