Newsletter archives

We send out a range of regular newsletters containing our latest news and publications. Sign up or explore the archives below.

IIED newsletter

May 17, 2022 – Several upcoming events are shared, along with an interview with David Satterthwaite, plus new blogs, projects and jobs

May 5, 2022 – News of several events on adaptation, migration, artisanal mining and more; plus new translations of recent research papers

April 20, 2022 – In this newsletter we share a new SDG evaluation podcast episode; blogs on energy in Kitui, Kenya; new publications and more

April 5, 2022 – In this newsletter we announce our new incoming executive director, share a new Make Change Happen podcast episode, profile our partner Prakriti Resources Centre, and lots more

March 22, 2022 – In this newsletter we discuss international adaptation finance, addressing inequality in research and development and the launch of LIFE-AR in Uganda, among other things

March 8, 2022 – In this newsletter we're sharing a new project about the impacts of biodiversity loss on women and girls; an example from Bhutan of how promoting gender equality is essential to climate action; and IIED's annual review which shows our ambitions for gender equality in our research

Biodiversity newsletter

February 2022 – In this edition we share the first in a new biodiversity blog series, catch up on nature and climate change blogs and events from COP26, and we look ahead to CBD COP15 later this year

October 2021 – In this edition we share blogs and publications on locally-led action and Indigenous knowledge ahead of the upcoming CBD COP15

August 2021 – In this edition we share details of a new tool and webinar with guidance on how to design projects promoting alternative sources of protein; a new report with nature-based solutions case studies; new blogs, recent events and more

June 2021 – In this edition we discuss more learning for the CBD from the UNFCCC process, nature-based interventions for development, we celebrate World Oceans Day, and more

April 2021 – In this edition we discuss learning from the Paris Agreement, watersheds in South Africa and Uganda, community rangers protecting wildlife, and more

Climate change newsletter

March 2022 – Read a blog about the 'climate club', register for a webinar about UK's commitments to the Paris Agreement, vote for our animation in the Charity Film Award and more news and blogs from the IIED climate change teams

January 2022 – Read a blog about loss and damage in Nepal, register for a webinar about international investment agreements and climate action, vote for IIED's animation in the Charity Film Awards and more news and blogs from the IIED climate change teams

November 2021 – In this special edition newsletter we'd like to invite you to the 2021 Barbara Ward Lecture, being delivered by Rebeca Grynspan, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

October 2021 – This edition is focusing on COP26, the UNFCCC climate change summit - what to expect, where to find us and our researchers, and what to read to get up to speed on the issues

September 2021 – Read about the latest IPCC report, a webinar series to bring the voices and knowledge of Indigenous farmers around the world, news and blogs from the IIED climate change teams and more

Forests newsletter

May 2022 – The Forest and Farm Facility's 2021 Annual Report, a briefing on the benefits of using mass timber in African construction sectors, a success story from partners in Ghana, and details of a dialogue involving FFF partners hosted by Sida ahead of Stockholm+50

February 2022 – A training course on climate resilient business fully available online; news and updates following IIED’s forests team’s involvement at COP26; and a story from our Forest and Farm Facility partners, the Viet Nam Farmers Union

September, 2021 – The latest episode of IIED's Make Change Happen podcast, 'Getting climate resilience right – the case for backing smallholder organisations' has a forests focus and we hope you'll follow the link to listen

July, 2021 – In this issue we're excited to share updates on our project tree-planting campaigns in post-COVID-19 recovery, a Q&A with Estrella Penunia, secretary general of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), and an article on co-producing knowledge with forest and farm producer organisations in environmental science and policy

May 2021 – Welcome back to IIED’s Forest and Prosperity work programme's forests newsletter. Forest and Farm Facility 2020 annual report, support for REDD+ readiness in Jamaica, looking forward to two events coming up, and more

Legal Tools newsletter

May 2022 – In this issue we focus on navigating land-based investment issues, on international investment agreements and climate action, and on mineral extraction governance

February 2022 – In this issue we focus on social and environmental justice, conservation, and land-based investment

November 2021 – In this special edition newsletter we'd like to invite you to the 2021 Barbara Ward Lecture, being delivered by Rebeca Grynspan, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

October 2021 – In this issue we focus on legitimate tenure rights, artisanal cobalt mining in the DRC, and women's land rights in Africa

August 2021 – In today’s issue, we wanted to highlight two new and exciting opportunities to join our team, and to ask that you share these roles with your own networks and contacts

Urban newsletter

March 2022 – We are leading this edition with HSG's input into the IPCC Working Group 2 report and looking at the potential of cities to play a major role in creating a more climate resilient future, and details of our latest publications and blogs

October 2021 – We are leading this edition with some exciting news about IIED urban research at COP26, and details of our latest publications and blogs

July 2021 – This issue leads with a Transformative Urban Recovery framework co-created with a wide array of partners, which seeks to provide an equitable and farsighted vision for COVID-19 recovery processes in cities. You'll also find details of all our latest projects, blogs and publications

February 2020 – The launch of the latest episode of IIED's Make Change Happen podcast, 'Seizing opportunities for urban change', and news of participation at the World Urban Forum

October 2019 – To mark World Cities Day, a focus on the new Environment & Urbanization issue on food in cities, a searchable database of book notes on all subjects relevant to urban issues, and a report exploring how upgrading informal settlements can help in achieving climate-resilient, inclusive, and low-carbon development

June 2019 – Welcoming new principal researcher Lucy Earle, a focus on the wellbeing of refugees in East Africa cities, and all the latest project news and publications 

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

Shaping Sustainable Markets newsletter

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