World leaders who sought the advice of IIED founder, who would have been 100 on 23 May 2014, included two US presidents, and several UK prime ministers and heads of state from Africa and Asia

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On 23 May 2014, the International Institute for Environment and Development marked 100 years since the birth of its founder, Barbara Ward with a range of articles, interviews and videos
Members of the NBSAPs 2.0 Africa leaders' group. From left to right: Kauna Schroder, Marie-May Jeremie, Juliane Zeidler, Samson Mulonga, Dineo D Gaborekwe, Baboloki Autlwetse, Felix Monggae, Chipanqura Chirara.

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All parties to the global Convention on Biological Diversity are revising their national biodiversity strategy and action plans
Carina Millstone makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff in May 2014 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

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The latest in a series of seminars at IIED focusing on financial themes took place on 21 May with a discussion regarding the private sector and sustainable business practices
The café/club.

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The Meeting Place at IIED is a welcoming, flexible and creative venue for holding meetings, debates, brainstorming sessions, seminars, training courses, briefings and presentations.
A woman walks along a bamboo walkway in Iloilo, Philippines.

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A new study of a major urban safety campaign launched by the UN two years ago has found that political leadership is more important than a city’s wealth when it comes to protecting the lives and economic assets of cities and towns from disasters.
A church under construction sits on a verdant green field with dark grey storm clouds behind.

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IIED's report summarises what leading thinkers — including government ministers, business leaders, senior scientists and environmentalists, UN agency staff and representatives of community organisations and indigenous peoples — said at IIED’s two-day conference in Rio de Janeiro, on 16-17 June.
Seven Rio+20 briefing papers from IIED

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The International Institute for Environment and Development has published seven briefing papers on topics that will feature in the Rio+20 summit and IIED’s Fair ideas conference, also in Rio, on 16-17 June.
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