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14 November 2016
IIED and partners are highlighting the potential of devolved climate finance to deliver climate funding that is equitable and responsive to the needs of local people.  The organisations say that local climate adaptation planning offers significant benefits, particularly for people in poor and marginalised areas, and have released an animation that explains how decentralised climate funds operate, and the benefits they offer, that will be screened at a side event on devolved climate finance at COP22
13 November 2016
Make COP for the practitioners who are actually implementing climate change action on the ground, says Saleemul Huq
3 November 2016
The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) will focus on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation
3 November 2016
Join us for a webinar on 16 November 2016 to discuss how communities can use by-laws to secure their land rights
3 November 2016
A workshop in Dar es Salaam trained junior climate negotiators from Anglophone African countries
1 November 2016
IIED's annual report looks at powering global change through partnership, and describes the many different types of partnerships which enable IIED to deliver impact and encourage positive change
26 October 2016
IIED and partners hosted an event at Habitat III that focused on how to strengthen humanitarian responses to crises in urban areas. Teresa Corcoran reports back from Quito
24 October 2016
Finding alternatives to eviction: Teresa Corcoran reports on how urban poor organisations are working with local authorities to make cities more inclusive and resilient
17 October 2016
Nearly 200 million people are living in cities around the world with no access to electricity – most are in sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of something so basic and necessary is keeping them in poverty and hindering cities’ potential to be the economic powerhouses they can be
17 October 2016
IIED is inviting proposals for original research on the links between humanitarian response and development goals, with specific reference to urban crises. Closing date: 11 November, 2016
28 September 2016
IIED has announced that five research projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East have received funding for work to improve our understanding of the effects of urban humanitarian crises on the functioning of local markets
23 September 2016
Call for proposals for a regional workshop to be held in Vietnam on how to engage Indigenous Peoples and local communities as active partners in protecting wildlife against the illegal wildlife trade
14 September 2016
This year's Barbara Ward Lecture will be given by Debra Roberts, who says more needs to be done to join the dots between the 'New Urban Agenda', being prepared for Habitat III, and the realities of implementation at the local level
9 September 2016
Registrations have opened for D&C Days 2016, which will take place on 12-13 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, during the middle weekend of this year's United Nations climate change summit
1 September 2016
Engaging communities in tackling wildlife crime – IIED is inviting submissions of case studies following the launch of a new online database
30 August 2016
A visually stunning photofilm that profiles three biocultural heritage terriritories and their role in biodiversity conservation and locally determined development is now available in Spanish. Biocultural heritage territories protect indigenous and traditional land tenure and use land management to preserve fragile ecosystems and promote locally determined patterns of development
25 August 2016
A new responsive design streamlines downloads and improves access for readers in the global South
3 August 2016
A new report on combating the illegal trade in wildlife highlights the vital importance – and complexities – of involving indigenous people and local communities in conservation efforts. The report, entitled 'Beyond enforcement: involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade', documents a workshop in Limbe, Cameroon, in February 2016 which brought together practitioners, government officials and researchers from 12 countries to discuss how to combat illegal wildlife trade
19 July 2016
Leading urban practitioner asks: will Habitat III's New Urban Agenda deliver?
13 July 2016
A new report urges structural reforms to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change and the loss of environmental assets during the next 15 years
8 July 2016
IIED talks to development experts from around the globe to find out how the Least Developed Countries are working to define new ways forward for sustainable development
7 July 2016
The documentary "Lessons from a storm" follows Tacloban City's recovery after Typhoon Haiyan
4 July 2016
More than 50 indigenous mountain peoples representing mountain communities in China, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Peru gathered in the Stone Village, in Yunnan, Southwest China in May 2016, to discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. At the end of their meeting they issued the Stone Village Declaration, calling for urgent support for their traditional ways of managing natural resources, and setting out eight actions for the international community
27 June 2016
IIED is inviting proposals for original research that will contribute to understanding local markets in the context of an urban humanitarian crisis and response. Closing date: 21 July, 2016
23 June 2016
Seven research projects will receive funding to study how to assist vulnerable urban groups facing humanitarian crises, the International Institute for Environment and Development has announced

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