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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.
4 December 2007
With forestry rising on political agendas worldwide and increasingly making international news, experts from 11 countries will meet in India this week to discuss how to make the sector work for the poor.
22 November 2007
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide US$10 million to the nongovernmental organisation Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI) to support the urban poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America to take action to improve their housing, water and sanitation.
19 November 2007
The biggest study yet from unique coalition of major poverty and environment groups reveals scale of climate impacts on international work — immediate action is needed before Asia goes 'Up in Smoke'
14 November 2007
Aviation's role in climate change could be reduced easily by eliminating needless emissions and enabling consumers to make informed choices about how to travel, says a report published today.
13 November 2007
Research published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) warns that it will be much harder to 'adapt' urban areas to protect them from new and increasing risks from climate change than is currently thought.
31 October 2007
Peruvian farmers are celebrating this month’s UN decision to declare 2008 the International Year of the Potato by planting the world’s largest collection of different varieties of the crop to showcase a novel approach to conservation that benefits and respects local communities.
22 October 2007
Africa now has a larger urban population than North America and has 25 of the world's fastest growing large cities. Half of the world's urban population now lives in Asia, which also has half of the world's largest cities and fastest growing large cities.
12 October 2007
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 has been awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore.
10 October 2007
Seven major international organisations including the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) have announced a multimillion-dollar partnership to address declining supplies of fresh water and the lack of access to clean water by the world's poorest people.