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  • An oil rig silhouetted at sunset

    Critical theme: The polluter elite, inequality and the ecological crisis

    Independent researcher Dario Kenner has spent years studying the ‘polluter elite’ and how they have blocked the transition to a green economy. At a discussion at IIED's headquarters on 22 July, he’ll show that their personal wealth and interest in maintaining the status quo opens new options for campaigns.

    17 June 2019 | Article | Energy
  • The first photograph taken of Earthrise by Apollo 8 in December 1968. The Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change proposes large-scale public investment and determined political effort from powerful states to take down carbon energy sources (Photo: NASA/woodleywonderworks, Flickr, via Creative Commons)

    What should a no-carbon democracy look like?

    Halting planetary warming is fundamental. But as we find safe and affordable solutions to our future society's energy needs, how could we build a world that is more equal and more democratic?

    13 July 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • More than 300,000 marched in New York to call for action on climate change (Photo: John Minchillo)

    People power applies climate pressure

    People around the world are putting increasing pressure on world leaders to take action on climate change, as demonstrated by this week’s climate march in New York

    23 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Deforestation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, which has been pledged US$1 billion pledge of REDD+ finance from Norway (Photo: Josh Estey/Aus Aid, via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    What's next for REDD+?

    After several years of negotiations, a framework has been agreed to compensate developing nations for avoiding deforestation. IIED hosted a conference to examine what happens now

    29 April 2014 | Blog | Economics
  • Mountains, forests and rice paddies in Nepal (Photo: Sajal Sthapit)

    Risky business: assessing potential impacts of REDD+ in Nepal

    Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests

    9 April 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • An IIED workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on REDD+ gets under way (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Coverage of Moving ahead with REDD+: Prospects and challenges workshop

    From 9-10 April, IIED hosted a workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) — see the highlights here

    7 April 2014 | Article | Forests
  • Logging truck in Cameroon. Credit: World Resources Institute (Creative Commons)

    What’s missing from private-sector REDD+?

    Weak engagement with businesses that operate in forest landscapes and a lack of clarity about who has rights to the carbon in trees are among the problems facing private-sector REDD+

    29 January 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Making sure the poor benefit from ecosystem services

    Palm wine, bat stew and carbon markets all made it into the same discussion in Parliament last night – likely for the first time.

    8 February 2012 | Blog | Poverty
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