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25 April 2014
Cultural and spiritual values of indigenous peoples and climate change will be the focus of an international event in the Potato Park, Cusco, Peru
22 April 2014
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has been confirmed as a special guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) on 27 April
31 March 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has today published its latest report on the impacts of climate change and how to adapt to them
26 March 2014
IIED and the Global Environmental Institute will hold a meeting in Beijing on 31 March to discuss what China's growing global influence means for sustainable development
24 March 2014
IIED's founder, Barbara Ward has been honoured with a stamp in the Royal Mail's Remarkable Lives series, which celebrates ten extraordinary people who were born 100 years ago.
24 March 2014
Complex webs of finance can often create barriers but research by IIED shows understanding and harnessing this complexity can create opportunities for public accountability
20 March 2014
Chinese policymakers and international forestry experts will meet in Shanghai on 27 March to discuss draft guidelines that will affect how Chinese businesses involved in the timber trade can operate
19 March 2014
The governments of six countries will share their experiences of assessing the effectiveness and developmental impacts of climate change adaptation, at an international meeting in Kenya on 24-27 March.
18 March 2014
Six Chinese journalists who won fellowships to report from Kenya will share their experiences at a meeting in Beijing on 21 March
17 March 2014
An international conference in Nepal next month aims to show how to unlock finance that can help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change
17 March 2014
Governments from Africa and Asia that are shifting to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways will share their progress on 20-21 March at a meeting in Ethiopia organised by IIED and Echnoserve
7 March 2014
The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to announce its new strategy for the period 2014-2019
3 March 2014
Disasters in Asia's megacities hit the poorest children hardest, a new report finds.
26 February 2014
IIED is delighted to announce that Rebeca Grynspan will become the chair of our board of trustees in June, when the term of current chair Maureen O'Neil ends.
24 February 2014
Governments, businesses, investors and others are embracing the ‘green economy’ idea, but differences in the way they interpret it pose barriers to sustainable development, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Green Economy Coalition.
20 February 2014
Business leaders, politicians and representatives of international financial institutions, UN agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations will meet next week to explore fast-evolving views of the green economy concept.
11 February 2014
As UK Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to host an international conference to tackle the booming illegal transnational trade in wildlife, experts welcome the new push to address this enduring problem but warn that efforts could fail without appropriate incentives for local people's involvement.
31 January 2014
Private sector sourcing commitments are driving major market growth for sustainable commodities, according to the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 published today by an alliance of international organisations.
27 January 2014
New 'sustainable development goals' for all nations to adopt in 2015 could deepen problems in the least developed countries (LDCs) if they fail to take account of these nations' priorities and the international nature of challenges they face.
24 January 2014
A pilot project to support adaptation to climate change at the local level in Kenya's Isiolo County has been such a success that it is being replicated in four more counties, to cover a combined 29 per cent of the nation. The move is significant as it shows how county governments could access global climate finance, which is set to rise to US$100 billion a year by 2020.
22 January 2014
IIED and development organisation Hivos have today launched a two-year strategic partnership to provide research-based policy advice to improve sustainable food systems and access to energy in developing and emerging countries.
16 January 2014
IIED authors have contributed to a new UNESCO publication to support African journalists as they get to grips with what will be a defining feature of all of our lives, our changing climate.
15 January 2014
The International Institute for Environment and Development will hold a meeting on 21 March 2014 in Edinburgh to explore ways to make schemes that compensate protectors of natural resources fairer and more inclusive.
13 January 2014
Plans to reshape cities across Africa in the style of Dubai and Singapore threaten to deepen social inequalities and could prove costly to both investors and city authorities, according to a paper in the April 2014 edition of Environment and Urbanization.
27 December 2013
In case you missed them, here are IIED’s most downloaded publications from 2013, with links to any associated blog posts and press releases.