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Latest press releases

20 September 2021
New evidence from northern Ghana and the Sundarbans outlines critical link
14 September 2021
Aid agencies must fundamentally rethink approach to those displaced for the long-term to urban areas
13 September 2021
UK promises of vaccines and quarantine expenses are not enough. Clarity is urgently needed on virtual participation for delegates.
3 September 2021
Protecting national parks, forests and reserves from environmental degradation will only be possible if more authority is devolved to local communities and other key players at conservation sites, and better governance is built from the bottom up, according to a new paper from IIED
19 August 2021
Reacting to the revised dates of COP15 by host country China and the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dilys Roe, principal researcher at IIED said: “The CBD secretariat and presidency made the right decision. This additional time allows opportunity for a more fair and equitable negotiation and consultation process"
9 August 2021
Reacting to the publication of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “This report is the wake-up call the world needs. It shows the goal of keeping global warming to 1.5°C is still within reach, but only just and only if urgent action is agreed in the run up to and at COP26."
14 July 2021
Research finds little evidence of initiatives being led by local communities
13 July 2021
Reacting to the vote in the House of Commons supporting the UK government’s cut to the foreign aid budget, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “It’s deeply disappointing that in this crucial year as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing climate, environment and poverty emergencies, the UK is choosing to step back from playing a leading international role."

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