Sites and networks

In collaboration with our partners, we support and maintain a range of web sites dedicated to particular projects and initiatives.

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Nature-based Solutions policy platform

2018 - current

An interactive online policy platform on nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation

Website

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Conservation, Crime and Communities

2016 – current

The Conservation, crime and communities database is designed to provide a central reference point for practitioners and policymakers seeking ways to reduce wildlife crime by engaging with local communities. 

WebsiteProject page

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Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge

2015 – current

Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) explores the relationship between natural hazards in urban areas and social vulnerabilities such as inadequate housing, lack of sanitation and crime.

WebsiteProject page

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Independent Research Forum

2014 – current

IRF2015 is a collaboration of research institutes from across the globe that provides an independent source of critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness-raising on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a post-2015 development agenda.

 
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Shaping Sustainable Markets

2013 – current

A research initiative from the Sustainable Markets Group at IIED. It explores the use and impact of market governance mechanisms, such as certification, payments for environmental services and investment principles. 

WebsiteProject page

Green Economy Coalition screenshot

Green Economy Coalition

2011 – current

A global network of institutions and organisations from trade unions, NGOs, research institutes and UN bodies who have come together to champion a transition to a green economy.

WebsiteProject page

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Alternative routes to urban density

2010 – current

A site devoted to showing how the challenges of urban density can be met. It highlights work by architect, planner and social researcher Arif Hasan, and IIED's Human Settlements Group.

WebsiteProject page

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Watershed markets

2008 – current

An IIED initiative focusing on whether market mechanisms can help to increase the services that watersheds provide and benefit local people. The site contains case studies and analysis from schemes in developing countries.

WebsiteProject page

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Global Water Initiative - West Africa

2008 – current

One of three regional programmes working to improve water management policies, research, investment and knowledge resources for sustainable agricultural production and improved food security. 

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Poverty and Conservation Learning Group

2006 – current

An international network, coordinated by IIED, for promoting dialogue and fostering learning on the links between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

WebsiteProject page

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Biocultural heritage

2004 – current

A website about the concept of biocultural heritage, tools to protect it and research findings from IIED projects promoting resilient farming systems and local economies.

Website | Project page

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Environment & Urbanization

1989 – current

One of the most widely read and distributed journals in its field, E&U provides local researchers, NGO staff and professionals working in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the chance to write about their work, present their ideas and debate on issues. 

Website | Project page


Previous initiatives

The following sites have been archived to continue to provide useful access to resources and documents from completed projects.

2009 – 2016

The SUNGAS project aimed to go beyond the 'why' to focus on the 'how' to make the case for promoting sustainable decentralised energy service delivery.

Project page

2008 – 2012

A project building up and supporting networks at local, national and international levels. Seeking to improve the connections between forests and other sectors. 

Project page

2007 – 2009

A user guide to approaches (tools, methods and tactics) for mainstreaming (or integrating) the environment into development decision-making (referred to as environmental mainstreaming).

Project page

2005 – 2012

A project focused on the modernisation of agrifood markets in emerging economies, and implications for small-scale producers. 

Project page

Small-scale producers and standard in agrifood supply chains

2005 – 2008

Exploring opportunities for more favourable outcomes for small producers in developing countries to participate in international horticultural supply chains, given the rise of private standards.

Project page

2004

Power tools for policy influence in natural resource management introduces a range of Power Tools – 'how-to' ideas that marginalised people and their allies can use to have a greater positive influence on natural resources policy. 

Project page

2003 – 2008

A project analysing how and under what conditions decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers can promote the adaptive management of agricultural biodiversity in the context of local food systems and livelihoods.

Project page

2002 – 2003

A project based on constructive engagement between an alliance of organisations and the major UK multiple retailers. It sought to measure and track what supermarkets are doing across a broad range of ethical issues.

Project page


Community networks

Community websites set up by IIED in partnership with others specialising in environment and development topics.
These sites are open for new members to sign up to join.

2014 – current

A collaborative initiative involving IIED, Irish Aid Key Partner Countries and Partner organizations, which supports countries in designing and implementing country-driven, results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change.

Website

2012 – current

Connect with us to share news, tools and documents in a community aiming to reduce poverty by connecting small forest enterprises.

Website | Project page

2010 – current

A network to boost the quantity and quality of media coverage of biodiversity issues. It build bridges between journalists and sources of stories, news and interviews about biodiversity.

Website | Project page

2009 – current

An initiative to improve media coverage of climate change issues in developing countries. It includes a roster of experts available to talk to journalists about various aspects of climate change.

Website | Project page

2007 – current

A social network for journalists, scientists, press officers and others who communicate about research – whether on health, environment, water, energy, agriculture, sustainable development or communications.

Website