Steve Bass's blog posts
IIED's Steve Bass proposes a 10-year review of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as a guide for taking forward the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the mining sector gathers in South Africa for the annual Indaba meeting, Steve Bass suggests that ongoing purposeful dialogue could make a big difference in tackling the problems and potentials faced by the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.
In the last five years the concepts of green growth and green economy have moved from fringe debates to mainstream policy. However, a divide is opening up between some large international institutions focusing on growth through green investment, and developing countries emphasising poverty reduction and equity through green policy innovation. The latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) attempts to bridges the divide.