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24 November 2008
Malawi will next week host experts from 10 countries to share the findings of an innovative project that puts social justice and equity at the heart of forest management. The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) is a groundbreaking initiative of the International Institute for Environment and Development, with country based teams in Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam.
18 November 2008
Millions of people at high risk from climate change will get vital information they need thanks to an initiative that today named 40 journalists from 33 developing countries who it will bring to the UN negotiations in Poznan, Poland in December. The Climate Change Media Partnership — set up by Panos, Internews and the International Institute for Environment and Development — will provide the journalists with a two-week programme of support to boost the quality and quantity of media coverage of climate change in their home countries.
9 October 2008
A major power shift is needed in the way the planet's biological resources are managed, from top-down systems that marginalise the poor to community-centred approaches that sustain local livelihoods
30 September 2008
With climate change the environment in the polar regions is changing significantly – with increasing opportunities and pressures for development in these regions. We argue that these challenges demand holistic and integrated responses through a regional, sustainable development-focused approach supported by tools such as environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and sustainability appraisal.
21 August 2008
Experts from across Asia will meet in Thailand next week to identify key challenges in sustainable development and ways to address them.
19 August 2008
Slum dwellers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are gaining improved access to clean water and sanitation thanks to a variety of innovative approaches.
9 July 2008
Hundreds of experts call for new kind of forest partnership.An emerging initiative could pave the way for fundamental change in the way forests are managed, boosting efforts to fight both poverty and climate change,
3 June 2008
Lawyers get a bad press. They are often portrayed as ambulance chasers that thrive on the misfortune of others.
2 June 2008
The global biofuels boom risks harming poor people in poor countries by forcing them off land they depend on, says a report published today (2 June) by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
15 May 2008
Non-literate Indian farmers turned filmmakers to take part in research whose innovative ethical approach is described in a book and films to be launched at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Bonn. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Deccan Development Society and village-based women's groups called sanghams teamed up to study ways to sustain local food systems, the biodiversity they depend on and the livelihoods they support.
6 May 2008
A new web-based publication describes how to rethink food production and distribution for environmental and social gain.
22 April 2008
DFID will spend around £1 billion over the next five years on development research.
14 April 2008
People in Africa, Latin America and South and West Asia will have their say about the future of food and farming.
4 March 2008
Over 130 world leaders in farming, policy, agri-food business, research and civil society are meeting in China this week for the first ever global attempt to assess how modernisation of the food system can include and benefit small-scale farmers.
28 February 2008
Saleemul Huq, head of the climate change group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, was awarded the prestigious Burtoni Award for his contributions to research on adaptation to climate change.
18 February 2008
UN-led efforts to address climate change, conserve biodiversity and fight poverty could cancel each other out unless the close links between these global challenges are given more attention.
15 February 2008
A contest to design a £30 million state-of-the-art eco-building, which has the backing of Al Gore and will house some of the world’s top environment and development organisations, has been won by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
28 January 2008
The UN Environment Programme today named a long-term partner of IIED among the winners of its 2008 Champions of the Earth awards.
24 January 2008
Short video interviews with some of the journalists that the Climate Change Media Partnership took to the UN climate change conference in Bali last month can now be viewed online at YouTube.
21 January 2008
A unique partnership of international organisations and journalists has given a major boost to media coverage of climate change in developing nations.
21 January 2008
Governments must agree international rules that would give indigenous communities access to genetic resources to help them fight poverty, preserve biodiversity and adapt to climate change...
14 January 2008
A major piece of news relating to biofuels was announced today. EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas admitted that the EU policy to get 10 per cent of Europe's road fuels from plant-based biofuels could create problems such as rising food prices and rainforest destruction in developing nations.
11 January 2008
Kenyan slum dwellers whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed in recent violence are calling for international help to support their local peace initiatives and plans to rebuild the devastated communities.
11 December 2007
Years of tense climate-change talks ended this week with victory for the most vulnerable countries, which won a key decision at the UN conference in Bali.