David Satterthwaite's blog posts
In the week of the urban-themed 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation, we ask what is needed for this approach to succeed in urban spaces.
Can cities prosper while meeting their responsibilities for acting on climate change? This is the focus of a new book by IPCC authors, co-edited by IIED's David Satterthwaite.
As discussions on the SDG indicators are under way in New York, David Satterthwaite asks where are the indicators that report on local needs and support local action in urban areas.
The new development framework lays out a groundbreaking vision on the common good. But it doesn't say enough about how this is to be achieved, by whom and with what funding.
If the world delivers on the Sustainable Development Goals, will IIED be out of a job?
Ahead of the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect that exists between the commitments made by national governments at international conferences and finance available for the (mostly local) institutions that can meet them.
Why is there so little data on who faces poverty and where they live?
The IPCC's Fifth Assessment gets the importance of understanding and acting on urbanisation.
The latest draft of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets contains a stunning list of commitments, but fails to address how we will achieve them.
Yet another global study has understated the scale and depth of urban poverty, by failing to appreciate the differences between rural and urban contexts.