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16 November 2018

Ahead of the 14th Conference of the Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (17-29 November 2018), IID director Andrew Norton said: “This meeting is a crucial opportunity to establish a new strategy to make the Convention on Biological Diversity more effective in combating the accelerated loss of wildlife and ecosystems that has characterised the last 25 years

11 October 2018

Representatives from communities affected by the illegal wildlife trade are calling on governments meeting in London today to recognise local communities as equal partners in conserving wildlife, strengthen their rights to land and increase benefits from wildlife, and give local knowledge equal status in tackling the illegal wildlife trade

10 October 2018

Ahead of the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference (11-12 October), IIED director Andrew Norton said: "Local communities have been sidelined from the decisions made about how to tackle the illegal wildlife trade for too long."

8 August 2018

Inadequate forest laws, corruption, and illegal and excessive logging have destroyed much of Mozambique’s forests. Improving regulation within the country and in its trade with China, and better law enforcement, are key to reversing this, a new IIED report says

1 June 2018

“Since President Trump announced the US would quit the Paris Agreement, millions of people’s lives have been devastated by the impacts of climate change.

23 April 2018

Syrian doctors, nurses and other experienced medical professionals seeking sanctuary in Lebanon are prevented from being able to work. This is leaving many people – including refugees – without vital medical attention and facing an over-stretched medical system, new research reveals

23 March 2018

In response to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reports on the state of biodiversity, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' revelations about the state of life on our planet are loud, clear and alarming."

17 November 2017

As the UN climate talks head towards their conclusion in Bonn, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "These talks show signs of achieving some important progress, but equally they lack the necessary decisive action on the rules for the Paris Agreement and on making clear commitments on finance."

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