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This project in Lushoto, Tanzania, trains local people to diagnose soil properties to help with climate smart planting decisions (Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT, Creative Commons via Flickr)
4 April 2017

As the United Nations' Green Climate Fund board meets on 4 April, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "The Green Climate Fund needs to seize this crucial opportunity and ensure money is used more effectively by directly channelling it to poor communities."

7 March 2017

Less than 10 per cent of money committed under international climate funds to help developing countries take action on climate change is estimated to be directed at the local level, new analysis reveals as the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance meets in Bonn, Germany today

19 November 2016
A lack of urgency at COP22 means that the poorest countries in the world must wait a further two years before key decisions are made on how to put the Paris Agreement into action, says IIED director Andrew Norton
15 November 2016
IIED's climate change head has welcomed the appointment of the new chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, Gebru Jember Endalew
10 November 2016
As Donald Trump wins the US election, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for the United States to continue to be a leader in the fight against climate change
3 November 2016
As the Paris Agreement enters into force, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for the voices of the most vulnerable to be heard, and for a timetable for action to be agreed
14 October 2016
Nearly 200 million people living in cities across the world lack access to electricity. Greater commitment to financing energy and other basic services is needed to help tackle urban poverty and make cities engines of economic growth, new research reveals ahead of the UN's Habitat III meeting in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October
4 October 2016
The European Union's ratification of the Paris Agreement is a "huge step forward", says IIED director Andrew Norton, but the poorest countries, who are most affected by climate change, must be included in key discussions

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