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IIED newsletter

September – From locally controlled forest enterprises that promote sustainability, boost women's incomes, and strengthen the rights of indigenous and local communities, to connecting to the next generation of African audiences via mobile technology. Pus all the latest blogs, briefings and jobs

September (special edition) – Coinciding with the UNFCCC extraordinary session on climate change in Bangkok, Thailand, we examine transparency requirements and operational guidelines, and how IIED is supporting the least developed countries in the climate negotiations

August 2018 – How Chinese companies are changing Africa, the importance of governance of the high seas, climate negotiations and nature-based solutions

July 2018 (special edition) – A focus on IIED's work on moving towards an inclusive blue economy, including a toolkit to improve the way fisheries – especially small-scale fisheries – are reflected in national accounts

July 2018 – Read about climate change governance, the launch of phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility, community voices on the illegal wildlife trade, and more

June 2018 – Watch the recording of the 2018 Barbara Ward Lecture with Gro Harlem Brundtland and a summary of a conference that connects grassroots voices and global climate policy 

May 2018 – A new collection on the FLoD wildlife trade initiative, outstanding women blogs and more on the upcoming CBA12

April 2018 – Registration for CBA12, a guest blog from Christiana Figueres, a new theory of change for climate diplomacy, a new gender monitoring role and more

March 2018 − The Barbara Ward Lecture, a blog series by outstanding women in development, forest business incubation and more

February 2018 − IIED's gender mainstreaming, the Pope's visit with indigenous communities in the Amazon, public-private partnership in aid and more

January 2018 − The key issues for action on sustainable development in 2018 from IIED's director, a new GCRF-funded project, jobs and more

December 2017 − Water provision in Lebanon, a new biocultural heritage landscape in the Himalayas, new roles at IIED and more

November 2017 − Longreads on urban humanitarian crises and Madagascar small-scale sapphire mining, an update from the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform and more

October 2017 − Find out about IIED's activities at COP23, an upcoming Twitter chat on urban crises; artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania, and more

September 2017 − Register for events on urban crises and food security, Development & Climate Days at COP23, and read about artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana

August 2017 − Logging in Zambia's forests, automation and inequality, and our blog survey 

July 2017 – New animations from the Global Water Initiative, a toolkit for urban crises, and full coverage from the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

June 2017 – The challenges and opportunities after the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, a new global public health initiative, and food security in Zambia

May 2017 – Find cotton at a crossroads in Zambia, an African agribusiness investment webinar,  and CBA11 field visits

April 2017 – China in African forests, better evidence, decentralising climate funds, and the latest job vacancies

March 2017 – Register for CBA11, ASM dialogues in Madagascar, and Chinese mountain communities protecting biocultural heritage

February – Take IIED's stakeholder survey, read about climate change denial and its impacts, the illegal wildlife trade, and Dar es Salaam's unique issues

January 2017 – The SDGs through 2017 and beyond, the power of partnership, and Southern civil society organisations' reactions to 'disruptive change'

December 2016 – Slum dwellers and indigenous peoples' rights, local adaptation to climate change, and indigenous knowledge increasing crop yields

November 2016 – A special newsletter to highlight the activities of IIED in the second week of COP22 in Marrakech, focusing on a side event on decentralised climate finance

October 2016 – Read all about IIED's participation at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) UN climate talks in Marrakech

September 2016 – A focus on cities, with the Barbara Ward Lecture, new urban research, and Habitat III

August 2016 – Urban democracy and climate change, informal economies, and wildlife conservation

July 2016 – The Sustainable Development Goals, Least Developed Countries, and critique of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda

June 2016 – Responding to Brexit and the SDGs pledge to 'leave no one behind'

May 2016 – Reimagining development in the Least Developed Countries, land investments, accountability and the law and mainstreaming biodiversity and development

April 2016 – Both sides of the trophy hunting debate, evaluation and the SDGs, and sustainable fisheries management in Bangladesh

March 2016 – Take our stakeholder survey, find out more about our work on food demand and forests and register for our event to discuss Habitat III and the new urban agenda

February 2016 – A spotlight on climate negotiations for the Least Developed Countries and what does IIED mean to you? Complete our survey and let us know

January 2016 – Find out about our work on the informal economy, read our latest publications, and register for our annual community-based adaptation to climate change conference

December 2015 – We focus on COP21. Read all of the latest blogs, download new briefing papers and watch our coverage from Paris

October 2015 – Take a look at our new online annual report, find out about our events at COP21 and read our latest publications and briefing papers

September 2015 – Water and land rights, community-based adaptation to climate change and why urbanisation matters

August 2015 – SDG related video interviews and animation, new briefing papers and reports

July 2015 – Watch and share a new IIED animation, download a recent issue paper on inclusive green growth in Kenya and find out about our plans at World Water Week in August

June 2015 – Meet IIED's new director, find out about our latest work on artisanal and small-scale mining, and read about our event at World Water Week in August

May 2015 – Information about IIED events at European Development Days, plans for World Oceans Day and making the links between woodlands and wellbeing

April 2015 – Gold mining in Tanzania, a new briefing paper on tackling wildlife crime and two dates for your diary in June

March 2015 – Introducing IIED's new director, a new paper on low carbon resilient development, and we ask why don't we make the loggers pay?

February 2015 – A new climate advocacy toolkit, details of two events in Uganda in March, and a last chance to take our publications survey

January 2015 – Take our 2015 publications survey, learn why the glass is half full from IIED's chief economist and read our latest paper on ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change

December 2014 – Take our end-of-year quiz, watch a new photofilm and visit the new Global Water Initiative West Africa website

November 2014 – Conflict and violence in 21st century cities, building bridges for sustainable development and IIED at COP20

October 2014 – A new report on formalising artisanal and small-scale mining in Colombia, what IIED has planned at the World Parks Congress and details of how to register for Development & Climate Days at COP20

September 2014 – Social justice in forests, universal energy access and rewriting the narrative on Africa and climate change

August 2014 – Chinese views of African forests, how to best deal with wildlife crime and inspiring action for sustainable fisheries

July 2014 – Tools for inclusive cities, forests and Sustainable Development Goals, and the Musketeers of development

June 2014 – Celebrate the drylands, learn from a fisher how to save fish species, and explore what agroecology is and what it has to offer

May 2014 – Social justice in the green economy, mainstreaming biodiversity and development, and what's next for REDD+?

March 2014 – Sustainable fisheries animation, football and forests, and the launch of a new five-year strategy

February 2014 – Nobel Peace Prize nominations, the post-2015 development agenda and an elephant in the room

January 2014 – Payments for ecosystem services, locally controlled forestry in Mozambique and a guidebook for African journalists

November 2013 – REDD+ and rights, conserving fish in Bangladesh and reactions to COP19

October 2013 – COP19 UN climate change conference and the launch of our latest book

September 2013 – Big dams in Niger, reducing urban poverty and a house with many rooms

August 2013 – Mountain gorillas in Uganda, land deals and conserving Bangladesh's fish

July 2013 – Financing climate change adaptation, post-2015 agenda and African land grabs

June 2013 – Biodiversity in Botswana, City 2,0 and the quiet revolution in sustainable energy

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter

July 2018 – Working with local partners to lay the foundation to develop an ASM roadmap for reform, two thematic dialogues in Tanzania, and two global research reports

March 2018 – Reports from an action-dialogue in Tanzania, with a focus on the involvement of women

October 2017 – Stories of miners and communities from Ghana and Tanzania, our plans for the IGF annual meeting and more

May 2017 – Dialogue and action in equal measure in Madagascar, six steps forward for African mining, and ASM on social media

January 2017 – Dialogue in Tanzania and Madagascar, ASM team participation at international discussions, and the voices of miners in Ghana

September 2016 – The first ASM newsletter contains updates from the team on our work in Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar and more

Forests newsletter

July 2018 – The launch of Phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), new publications and news on sustainable forest finance

January 2018 – Reflections on the 4th International learning event of the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform and why the Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) approach is being used in Cameroon for the CoNGOs project

August 2017 − A learning event on approaches and opportunities for supporting community forest enterprises in Cameroon, how China is encouraging the timber industry in Mozambique, and how to make chocolate truly sustainable

March 2017 – International Day of Forests 2017, highlights from the ACES and Testing REDD+ projects in Mozambique, and recent events, blogs and publications

September 2016 – A new IIED forest project in the Congo Basin, our latest publications and a blog on locally controlled forests  

May 2016 – The Forest and Farm Facility, our latest publications and a new infographic on food demand and forests

February 2016 – REDD+, the informal economy and post-capitalist forests?

November 2015 – REDD+ event, food vs. forests and democratic forest business

August 2015 – Read our latest briefing papers, keep up to date with our testing REDD+ in Mozambique project and find about our events at the World Forestry Congress next month

April 2015 – Updates from Forest Connect and the China-Africa Forest Governance project, plus information about our latest briefing papers and reports

December 2014 – Find out what we got up to at the UNFCCC COP20 and the latest news from the Forest and Farm Facility

September 2014 – Forest governance, a China-Africa partnership and messages from friends and partners 

July 2014 – A Sustainable Development Goals special! Read about our forest modular approach and complete a survey

June 2014 – REDD+: the next steps, the risks and benefits, and what people want from it

March 2014 – The Chinese timber trade, a focus on gender and our partners in Mozambique

January 2014 – Gender and REDD+, forest producer organisations and love-infused development

Legal Tools newsletter

March 2018 − The changing nature of pressures on land, safeguards against land expropriations and ways to secure indigenous peoples' land rights

July 2017 − Bridging local and global arenas for legal empowerment, with evidence on international investment treaties and arbitration and details of a webinar that examined approaches in Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal that are helping rural communities protect their rights

January 2017 – The costs and benefits of international investment treaties, and how community by-laws can help secure customary land rights

August 2016 – Accountability in agribusiness investments and the use of web platforms to improve rights and transparency

February 2016 – Gender and land governance, an upgraded investment law handbook and other new publications

September 2015 – Investment treaties, a guide and webinar on promoting accountability in agricultural investment chains and new publications

April 2015 – Investment treaties, grievance mechanisms, 'land grabbing' and a new IIED animation on agricultural investment chains

October 2014 – Human rights and investment policy, sustaining paralegal programmes, rethinking investment treaties and shaping land law from the bottom up

Shaping Sustainable Markets newsletter

October 2015 – The informal economy, news of a forthcoming event and the latest publications

Urban newsletter

November 2017 – A special online issue of Environment & Urbanization focusing on Chinese urbanisation, and how Urban ARK is help provide approaches to understand the nature and scale of risk in Mukuru, one of the largest slums in Nairobi

September 2017 – Details of a major international conference on how best to respond to crises in urban areas, the latest publications and a focus on local funds for local development

July 2017 – The important work of the Urban ARK project together with recent news, blogs, and work from the previous two months

March 2017 – The April 2017 issue of Environment & Urbanization, IIED's plans for the ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress, and the latest blogs and publications

November 2016 – A special newsletter to highlight the activities of IIED's Human Settlements research group at Habitat III, the global UN summit on cities and urbanisation

August 2016 – Learn of the latest publications, such as 'Transforming a 'New Urban Agenda' into a just urban agenda', and 'Trade winds: is free trade in food bad news for rural areas during rapid urbanisation?'

May 2016 – Learn of the latest publications, such as 'Why is water still unaffordable for sub-Saharan Africa's urban poor?' and read a spotlight on new book 'Cities on a Finite Planet: Transformative responses to climate change'

March 2016 – News, publications and a spotlight on inclusive urbanisation