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10 July 2015
Ghana is the first country to benefit from a global series of in-country, cross-sector dialogues on artisanal and small-scale gold mining
9 July 2015
A new IIED report has undertaken the first thorough analysis of the legal issues surrounding investment treaties and land rights, highlighting the vulnerability of land rights in low and middle-income countries and the risk that contesting 'land grabs' may expose states to large compensation claims
30 June 2015
Diverse groups that make up the mining sector have outlined and begun work on two key issues that present barriers to an integrated industry
11 June 2015
Proposals for a new Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund that aims to relieve the financial burden from the government and help bridge the finance gap were discussed by Bangladesh fisheries officials and researchers and practitioners on 11 June
18 May 2015
As the second UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum opens in New York, an alliance of 26 civil society organisations (CSOs) are calling for the SE4ALL initiative to ensure that civil society can participate effectively in national and regional decision-making processes
8 May 2015
IIED hopes that the Conservative cabinet will demonstrate UK leadership on inclusive citizenship and green prosperity on the global stage
30 April 2015
Delegates at the 9th international conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change called on world leaders to address the needs of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people
27 April 2015
IIED has issued a statement to say that the organisation's thoughts and hopes are with those affected by the earthquake which struck Nepal and areas of Bangladesh, India and Tibet on 25 April.
23 March 2015
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Norton as director. Dr Norton will take up his role as IIED director on 29 June, 2015. He has more than 30 years' experience: several years' field experience in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean, as well as in roles at the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He comes to IIED during a critical year for environment and development.
2 March 2015
Researchers, community representatives, United Nations and government officials and NGOs have issued a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade. The recommendations come on the eve of World Wildlife Day on 3 March.
15 December 2014
The UK parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has warned in a new report that the government risks undermining new global development goals, following evidence that the UK has been seeking to limit their scope and ambition. IIED submitted evidence to the committee that the government's position on the Sustainable Development Goals threatened the universal scope of the goals
4 December 2014
The heads of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) are together calling for "substantially expanded ambitions to tackle both extreme poverty and greenhouse gas emissions"
3 November 2014
IIED has responded to the IPCC's latest report, which was published on 2 November 2014. AR5 confirms that there is now extreme certainty that climate change is happening
4 September 2014
An international seminar in Costa Rica on 5 September looked at the economic contribution of marine and coastal ecosystem services to the regional economy. Key stakeholders from government, academic institutions, national and international organisations demonstrated the importance of marine and coastal ecosystems and looked at the implications for decision making.
18 March 2014
Six Chinese journalists who won fellowships to explore the growing links between China and Africa will share their experiences at a meeting in Beijing on 21 March. The 10-day fellowships have been organised by a China-based think tank with support from IIED. They enabled journalists to meet representatives from government, business, civil society, and media in Kenya
3 March 2014
A new study reveals that street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters – with girls at particular risk. The report, co-authored by David Dodman and Donald Brown, is being launched by IIED and the children's charity Plan International
19 April 2013
The 7th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change will take place in Dhaka on 22-25 April. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the conference, and the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, will give the keynote speech in the closing session

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