Making finance flow for locally-led action in the Decade of Action

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Where: Online
A woman in a crowded room raises her hand to speak.

A woman raises her hand to speak at a community meeting in Aurangabad, India (Photo: Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This online Stockholm+50 event saw the launch of a report on finance supporting locally-led action for people, nature and climate.

Climate change, the loss of nature and persistent poverty are complex problems threatening our societies, economies and ecosystems.

Addressing these interconnected crises over the Decade of Action will be a central part of discussions at Stockholm+50, as countries and leaders across the world regroup to reflect on the 50-year sustainable development journey and turn their minds to what more is needed.

Ensuring Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) can influence decision-making, have agency over environment and development actions, and control over finances and resources is critical. Yet much of the control of finance and decision-making is still held at the national and global level, often leaving IPLCs as beneficiaries of activities rather than active agents of change.


Juliette Tunstall (, internal engagement and external events officer, IIED's Communications Group