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Latest press releases

25 January 2021
Climate emergency threatens to push 130 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, yet local people are often left out of decisions and funding; momentum emerges to shift status quo
12 December 2020
On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and ahead of the Climate Action Summit, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “This is an important moment to take stock and recognise the Paris Agreement can work.
30 November 2020
Ahead of the World Trade Organization’s final talks on fisheries subsidies, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “It is crucial the World Trade Organization ends harmful fisheries subsidies once and for all. This is key to stopping overfishing, protecting the climate and tackling poverty.
25 November 2020
In response to the government’s decision to cut the UK's annual aid budget, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “By slashing the UK’s aid budget, the government is deeply damaging its fight against the climate crisis and nature loss, while jeopardising the lives and livelihoods of millions of women, children and men living in the most vulnerable countries."
21 November 2020
In a statement on the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saudi Arabia, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “G20 leaders need to agree an economic recovery plan that is green and provides the support that billions of people living in poverty around the world need."
5 October 2020
A complex set of international legal measures protecting the fossil fuel industry risks significantly increasing the cost of moving to green energy and tackling climate change, a new report released today reveals.
30 September 2020
In a statement on the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, Andrew Norton, director of IIED, said: "This summit and the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature are clear signs that governments acknowledge the scale of the crisis facing the natural world and the urgent need for substantial action.
18 September 2020
Joint press release | On the eve of the high-level week of the UN General Assembly, a call for heads of state to act to halt and reverse nature loss this decade comes from far and wide. Businesses; environment, development and humanitarian organisations; faith groups; local and regional governments; Indigenous People; and youth are all calling for action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.

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