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  • Rubbish and black bin bags are strewn around

    Carbon offsetting: who’s really winning?

    To tackle climate change and poverty, we need to look past win-win solutions and start asking tough questions

    7 July 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Nepalese women carry wood harvested sustainably from a forest. Forests cover nearly half of Nepal (Photo: Bikas Rauniar/Department for International Development, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    REDD+ in Paris – what could be in it for people and forests?

    Curbing climate emissions means managing and using existing forests, and land sustainably. An IIED workshop in Paris will look at how the programme to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can be made more effective, while also supporting local communities

    27 November 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Plan Vivo partners at a conference in Sweden commit to actively engage in the implementation and accountability of the SDGs (Photo: Plan Vivo Foundation)

    The SDGs speak and we like what we hear

    Smallholder and community carbon projects have shown they can deliver local benefits and promote climate resilience. Now the Plan Vivo Standard and its partners, representing the oldest ethical carbon standard, have pledged their commitment to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals

    15 October 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Women washing laundry at Sélingué dam, Mali, the second largest provider of energy for the country (Photo: Alioune Ba/Global Water Initiative)

    Three big financial shifts put spotlight on social and environmental impacts of large dams — again

    With three big shifts in flows of finance rendering recent efforts to limit the environmental and social impacts of large dams marginal, backers of new dams are being urged to ensure safeguards are in place

    6 May 2014 | News | Natural resource management
  • Silver or grey linings?

    Back in January, Due South commented on one silver lining of the economic crisis – a fall in CO2 emissions. With a double-dip recession predicted by some, could this be a double windfall for efforts to combat climate change?

    21 June 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • The marriage of an unlikely couple - carbon trading and non-resource extraction - and all in the context of a recession

    According to conventional wisdom, there probably never was a great time to pay an unpredictable Latin American country with a doubtful debt

    18 January 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Community Development Carbon Finance toolkit

    IIED's environmental economics programme prepared a carbon finance toolkit for the World Bank's Community Development Carbon Fund, highlighting the potential for incorporating carbon finance into community development projects

    24 September 2008 | Project | Climate change
  • AdMit

    This pilot project presented a new alternative to carbon offsetting that addresses many of the doubts about and weakness of voluntary carbon trading.

    5 September 2008 | Project | Climate change
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