Camilla Toulmin's blog posts

9 November 2016 |

As part of research recording 35 years of change in one village in Mali, IIED senior fellow Camilla Toulmin highlights five key observations from a recent field visit.

21 June 2016 |

Following a recent field visit to central Mali, Camilla Toulmin reports back on local struggles and new initiatives driving change.

24 November 2015 |

A new mapping project highlights the importance of local action in delivering global change

22 June 2015 |

Outgoing director Camilla Toulmin looks back at her early work on drylands and the three achievements while leading IIED that have made her most proud.

18 June 2015 |

The papal encyclical expected this week is a welcome call to action in the fight to protect the poorest in our societies from the impacts of climate change.

15 June 2015 |

Much is at stake in 2015 – IIED's director Camilla Toulmin looks at how far we have come, the obstacles that remain, and what we need to do if we are to bring about change.

7 June 2015 |

A constant feature of David Cameron's premiership has been as champion of international development, including unwavering support for Britain's overseas aid contribution.

5 March 2015 |

IIED's outgoing director Camilla Toulmin looks back on how the organisation has grown and evolved over the last 12 years.

22 January 2015 |

As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality.

13 January 2015 |

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, IIED director Camilla Toulmin looks at the promises and challenges for the year ahead.

11 December 2014 |

IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on her trip to Lima for the COP20 Development and Climate Days.

1 December 2014 |
It’s a wonderful job being director of IIED, partly because of the urgency and importance of the issues on which we work, but also because of the people in the organisation, and those others you come across in the course of every day.
17 November 2014 |

Coal companies are in complete denial — the developing world doesn't need more pollution or expensive new grids, but renewable energy sources.

30 October 2014 |

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?

29 October 2014 |

IIED director Camilla Toulmin writes about her decision to step down after ten years, and outlines how the institute will search for her successor.