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16 May 2022
Reacting to the publication of the UK’s new International Development Strategy (IDS), IIED director Andrew Norton said: "It’s frustrating that at a time of huge uncertainty in the world, with soaring food prices, conflict in Ukraine and the climate crisis, the UK government shows no urgency in returning its aid spending to 0.7% of GDP."
27 April 2022
Using timber, not steel and concrete, could achieve net negative carbon emissions in the African construction sector by 2050
20 April 2022
Debt levels are likely to deepen as Ukraine conflict hits energy and food price; climate and nature debt relief initiative is urgently needed
9 March 2022
Fraction of climate adaptation finance from OECD countries supports biodiversity despite poorest nations prioritising nature
28 February 2022
Reacting to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "This report illustrates the need for urgent action and brings into sharp focus the injustice of climate change."
17 February 2022
Debt stocks in 40 sub-Saharan African countries increased by a third early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by IIED, leaving countries vulnerable to climate change and nature loss unable to address these crises


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