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4 September 2007
What if there was a way to reduce climate change, protect wild species and improve livelihoods in developing countries?
16 August 2007
An innovative approach to managing water resources could bring social, economic and environmental benefits in developing countries, but as major new research shows, all that glitters is not gold.
11 July 2007
Devastating but preventable food crises will hit the world's poorest countries yet again because of a failure to address the root causes of the problem.
1 July 2007
On 23 July, IIED's director Camilla Toulmin and four other "ladies of not such youthful appearance" donned their wetsuits and braved the cool waters of Lake Geneva.
20 June 2007
A major region of Peru has banned genetically modified (GM) varieties of a crop that has been grown there for thousands of years and which helped to fuel the ancient Inca empire.
18 June 2007
The Ring alliance of 13 leading research organisations on 5 continents has called for a radical new approach to global policymaking that has the environment and social equity at its heart. The UK Secretaries of State for environment and international development heard the challenge today at a meeting of government officials and civil society organisations. George Varughese, representing the Ring alliance, delivered a speech after the government ministers and urged them to pursue a radically new agenda to towards genuine sustainable development.
15 June 2007
A never before seen picture of an elephant and its calf is providing encouraging evidence that a pioneering project is helping to conserve wildlife and support local livelihoods in Cambodia. The animals themselves took the photographs, when they triggered camera traps that had been set up by wildlife biologists working with local community rangers in the Mondulkiri Protected Forest in the east of the country.
8 June 2007
Climate change will dominate this year's G8 summit but the Germany hosts have chosen the summit theme to be "Climate change AND biodiversity".
30 May 2007
Hundreds of thousands of slum dwellers could paralyse air and rail links to one of Asia's most populous cities — Mumbai, India — unless they are involved in plans for their resettlement. Jockin Arputham, president of India's National Slum Dwellers Federation, outlines the threat — and the alternative, a promise of partnership — in an open letter published today on the International Institute for Environment and Development’s website.
6 May 2007
Climate change experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and international development organisations give their views on what the G8 must achieve at its annual summit in Germany.
19 April 2007
As delegates gather in New York City for the UN Forum of Forests, the International Institute for Environment and Development has published a guide to ways forestry can contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development.
14 April 2007
A peaceful street demonstration against a government plan to allow the cutting down of an area of rainforest went badly wrong last Thursday, leaving at least three people dead and several wounded, with many shops and properties damaged.
10 April 2007
The first ever photographs of a wild leopard with young in Cambodia show that a pioneering project is helping to conserve wildlife and support local livelihoods there.
10 April 2007
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in Brussels on Friday that climate change is inevitable, adaptation to it is critical and that those who contributed least to the problem will suffer the most.
4 April 2007
A pioneering initiative is working to improve forest governance in ten nations by connecting the people who control forest resources with those who depend on them. The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) has just published its latest update report, which describes activities over the past year, impacts to date, the state of play in participating countries, and the path ahead.
28 March 2007
The first global study to identify populations at greatest risk from rising sea levels and more intense cyclones linked to climate change will be published next month in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization.
28 March 2007
The first global study to identify populations at greatest risk from rising sea levels and more intense cyclones linked to climate change will be published next month in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization.
20 March 2007
A 20-year international effort to put the planet on a path to sustainable development has been woefully inadequate and will need a radical rethink if it is to achieve its aims, says a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
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.