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23 February 2007
While rich governments make slow progress on climate change, poor people in the countries most at risk are providing rare good-news stories by taking charge of their destinies and preparing for the impacts ahead.
16 February 2007
Farmers and other citizens involved in a major effort to radically change the way the world thinks about food and agriculture will gather this month at an international conference in Mali.
26 January 2007
A promising form of renewable energy could create major opportunities for developing nations to alleviate poverty and help to mitigate climate change, but could equally cause more problems than it solves.
22 January 2007
An Indian law intended to promote economic development is causing environmental damage and harming the livelihoods of some of the nation's poorest people, so it should be repealed or greatly revised. This is among the conclusions of a report released today (22 January) by the International Institute for Environment and Development and Winrock International India ahead of a major international conference in New Delhi on the role of natural resources in sustainable development.
16 January 2007
A meeting organised the UK opposition Conservative Party today (16 January) will hear how tokenistic policy and consumer responses to concerns about 'food miles' could undermine the social and economic development of African countries.
12 January 2007
A coalition of indigenous farmers in South America will today (12 January) launch an international protest against the multinational corporation Syngenta, claiming that its plans threaten their region's biodiversity, culture and food sovereignty.
27 November 2006
Governments meeting this week are being urged to take a new approach to intellectual property rights to reflect the needs, customs and views of indigenous communities in developing nations.
4 January 2006
Local people and endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and wild water buffalo will benefit from a unique ecotourism initiative in Southeast Asia led by the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and WWF in Cambodia. The new project in the dry forests of Northeast Cambodia will conserve species through the involvement of poor rural communities - which know the area best - in all aspects of tourism development and operation.
18 January 2005
London, January 18, 2005 -– The Peruvian potato is helping to drive forward global policy thinking about how to return control over homegrown agricultural resources to indigenous populations.