Fair ideas, a major conference jointly hosted by the IIED and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro on 16-17 June 2012, opened up a space for researchers and practitioners working for a greener, fairer world to add important knowledge, experience and momentum to the official summit.
Over 250 participants attended IIED’s 7th community-based adaptation to climate change conference (CBA7) in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2013, with many more taking part virtually through a live blog which featured live web streamed video, comments and social media. The conference shared the latest thinking on approaches for mainstreaming community-based adaptation into international, national and local planning and processes.
Shaping Sustainable Markets is a research initiative that explores how the formal and informal rules used to govern markets – called market governance mechanisms (MGMs) – are designed, and how they impact on people, the planet and the economy.
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.
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.
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.