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  • COP24 will take place in Katowice's landmark congress centre and exhibition hall (Photo: Umkatowice, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    IIED and partner events at COP24

    This page summarises the activities of IIED, its researchers and partners during the UN climate change talks (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December 2018

    22 November 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • The Earth is reflected in a drop of water on a leaf (Photo: Juan Horna, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Changing landscapes: key issues for action on sustainable development in 2018

    As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work

    5 January 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and chief COP23 negotiator, addresses the LDC Group and chair  Gebru Jember Endalew. IIED principal researcher Achala Abeysinghe, who provides legal support to the LDC Group chair, is pictured right (Photo: Collin Beck)

    LDCs approach Fiji COP with high expectations

    When COP23 starts next week, the least developed countries will again be in the spotlight. In a special guest blog, LDC Group chair Gebru Jember Endalew outlines the group's detailed preparation and hopes for Bonn

    1 November 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama speaks at the podium at the start of the pre-COP23 ministerial meeting. He called for a coalition of partners to reach 1.5 degrees (Photo: Achala Abeysinghe/IIED)

    Least Developed Countries Group sets out priorities for COP23

    The chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has issued the group's key priorities at a high-level preparatory meeting for the next UN climate talks

    25 October 2017 | News | Climate change
  • According to an African saying, "when two elephants fight, the grass gets trampled". When it comes to climate justice, the Least Developed Countries are the grass (Photo: Stephen Baines, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    Saleemul Huq discusses a new book exploring the thorny and highly topical issue of climate justice. The book includes a chapter he co-authors with Achala Abeysinghe

    3 August 2017 | Article | Climate change
  • Cover of Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    Book summary: Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    IIED's Achala Abeysinghe and Saleemul Huq co-author a chapter in the book Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World, exploring the different viewpoints from leading experts on what would be a just outcome to the climate change problem. Book summary includes: a Q&A with one of the authors

    2 August 2017 | Article | Climate change
  • Thousands of scientists attended the March for Science in Washington D.C. to protest against political attacks on climate science and evidence-based research. Similar protests were held in over 600 cities around the world (Photo: Adam Fagen, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Marching into May talks: LDCs lead the way on climate change

    The world's poorest countries champion long-term, emissions-neutral development strategies, and several are leading by example. Ahead of the UN climate talks, the LDC Group chair reflects on recent marches

    4 May 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • The 2016 Bonn climate change Conference featured a workshop and numerous informal consultations on gender-responsive climate policy (Photo by IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth)

    LDC women in world climate talks: building a cohort of champions

    The Least Developed Countries Group will be at the table when next week's UN climate conference plans how to step up its 'gender agenda'.

    2 May 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A poster advertises Donald Trump's appearance at a "Wealth Expo" (Photo: Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The new Trump index: how much does one individual threaten the planet?

    An index from 2001 needs updating to reflect how policies championed by US President-elect Trump threaten global ecological sustainability

    1 December 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The ascent of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has shifted his position on climate change since 2011, illustrates growing links between a populist nationalist agenda and climate denial (Photo: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Climate denial and the populist right

    In the face of increasing links between a populist nationalist agenda and climate denial, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for a better political offer, and more effective leadership and mobilisation, to face up to the grave climate action challenge.

    15 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the UN, Kunzang Choden Namgyel, signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Photo: Amanda Voisard, UN Photo)

    Lessons in climate diplomacy from Ethiopia and Bhutan 

    IIED has been examining how two of the world's poorest nations are playing a leading role in the climate diplomacy needed to define the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement

    27 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Heads of delegations at the 2015 UN climate talks (Photo: Office of the President of Mexico, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Steps to enforcing the Paris Agreement

    IIED's principal climate change researcher and leading expert on legal issues in climate change negotiations, Achala Abeysinghe, explains the key steps needed to bring the Paris Agreement into force

    21 September 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • An image of the world showing global surface temperatures: April 2016 was the hottest April on record, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records. You can watch a video progression of changing global temperatures below (Image: NASA)

    Taking the Paris Agreement forward: what to expect in Bonn?

    As discussions get under way in Bonn on the next steps for the Paris Agreement on climate change, Achala Abeysinghe looks at what needs to be achieved

    16 May 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Who will replace the much respected executive secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres (Photo: UNFCCC, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    An opportunity for LDC leadership

    As Christiana Figueres stands down as executive secretary to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, IIED director Andrew Norton argues the time is right for an LDC representative to take the reins

    3 March 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The opening session  of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) begins in Bonn, Germany, on 31 August, 2015 (Photo: UNclimatechange, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    The tough journey on the road to Paris: addressing the needs of the most vulnerable

    With the latest round of climate negotiations under way in Bonn, Achala Abeysinghe reports on concerns that the burden for an ambitious and equitable agreement falls disproportionately on the backs of the poorest and most the vulnerable

    2 September 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Climate protestors in Doha. Photo: adopt a negotiator

    COP18 Q&A: outcomes of the Doha climate talks

    What are the major outcomes from the climate talks and what does it all mean for developing countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change? We spoke with Saleemul Huq, senior fellow with IIED's Climate Change research group, for his analysis.

    12 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Climate protestors in Doha, Qatar.

    Seven ways to reignite climate action after dismal Doha

    The latest round of UN climate change negotiations – the COP18 conference in Doha – made only modest progress. Set against the elephantine size of the global climate problem, this achievement looks like a mouse.

    10 December 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • COP18 Q&A: Latest from the Doha climate change conference

    What is happening at the climate negotiations in Doha and what might the developments mean for countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? We spoke with Saleemul Huq, senior fellow with IIED's Climate Change research group, for his analysis on recent developments.

    6 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Tweet-by-tweet: COP17 Climate Communications Day

    What happens when 150 climate-change communicators get together to talk about their craft? We found out when Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the International Institute for Environment and Development organised the first Climate Communications Day (full programme here) as a side event at the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa.

    6 January 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • UN climate negotiations video update: "Good COP vs bad COP"

    In the COP17 side events “we see a lot of hope, solutions and activities at the side events of a positive nature which completely bely the negative vibes coming out of the negotiations themselves,” says Saleemul Huq, IIED’s Senior Fellow in the Climate Change group.  

    1 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • An American predicament that threatens the Green Climate Fund

    In the context of the multilateral climate change negotiations, this global realization has slowly, but inexorably led to the conclusion that for the foreseeable future, it would be vain to expect

    3 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Making REDD+ deliver for everyone

    With deforestation and forest degradation being the third largest global contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, forests have an enormous role to play in any attempts to combat climate change. An international scheme called REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest degradation, conservation, sustainable forest mangement and enhancement of carbon stocks) offers a financial incentive to keep trees standing and reduce global greenhouse emissions. Our workshop on 27 November shared perspectives on how we can make REDD+ deliver for people who depend on the forests.

    11 October 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Development and Climate days at COP17

    The 2011 Development and Climate (D&C) Days event focused on “evidence-based adaptation planning”.

    6 October 2011 | News | Climate change
  • COP16: United Nations climate change negotiations

    IIED researchers undertook a range of activities at the 16th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16)

    20 December 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • Moving climate talks forward: new parliamentary group consider the options

    Last week (Tuesday 23 November), the Development and Environment Group of Bond launched a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for international development and the environment.

    30 November 2010 | News | Climate change
  • Storm watch for Cancun climate talks

    Striking a deal at this month’s UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico will largely depend on negotiators’ ability to settle stormy disputes, particularly between the developed and developing world, over six key issues.

    23 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Tianjin climate begotiation through the CLACC lens

    In their last meeting before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico at the end of November, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) discussed emissions reduction commitments for the 37 developed countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.

    19 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Development and Climate Days COP16

    Development and Climate Days is an annual event held during the UNFCCC Conference of Parties. The events offer formal presentations of work on climate change, and opportunity to network, share literature, and showcase video.

    13 October 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • 2009 Development and Climate Days film festival highlights

    The film festival that was held as part of the 2009 Development and Climate (D&C) Days was a popular feature of the four-day event.The short films represented the work of amateur and independent film-makers. Many of the films demonstrated the impacts of climate change on vulnerable regions and population groups, as well as adaptation and action measures. Numerous film makers were present at D&C Days and participated in discussions about their work. 

    22 July 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • COP 15 - Review and analysis

    Review and analysis of the aspirations and outcomes of the conference - What were the results? What comes next?

    21 January 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • Climate worlds: Copenhagen cosmology

    A vast blue box dropped onto a tabletop: this is the Koncerthuset, where IIED’s Development and Climate Days came to a close yesterday.

    15 December 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Finding the plot at COP15

    Arriving at any big event in midflow is always disorienting: the play has begun and you’ve come in right after the interval.

    11 December 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Venn diagram of LDCs

    Least Developed Countries

    Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the poorest countries in the world. A number of criteria determine this status. As of May 2009, LDCs number 50. Roughly 65 per cent are in Africa; a number of others are known as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Many SIDS are low-lying and located in parts of the world already prone to extreme weather events, factors that make them highly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise and fiercer and more frequent tropical storms.

    30 April 2009 | Article | Climate change
  • Q&A: climate negotiations

    Interview with IIED's Dr Saleemul Huq on what the upcoming negotiations mean for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), what funding options for adaptation will look like with the advent of the global economic recession, why media coverage from a LDC perspective is so crucial and what we can expect to see from the big hitters at the climate conference in Copenhagen.

    17 March 2009 | Article | Climate change
  • The world-changing power of serendipity

    Lobbying — the pre- and post-negotiation discussions where much of the real action at global conventions happens — is a key activity for NGOs at the talks.

    7 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • Ideas matter but time is short

    Under a bright blue sky, we spent the day perched on lecture hall benches in Poznan’s University. A one-day immersion on everything you need to know and more about forests and climate change.

    7 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • In the belly of the articulated beast

    So far, the Poznan COP is panning out nicely for memory stick collectors.

    7 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • First impressions

    Long before dawn broke over London, I took an early train out to the airport and flight to Poznań. Chill mist was still rising off the fields as we landed, and temperatures below freezing...

    5 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • Knowing your team mates

    You wouldn’t expect a football team that had never practiced together to play particularly well, would you?

    4 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • Exchanging experiences

    How does  IIED engage with, and learn from, participants at major conferences? Vanessa McLeod-Kourie explains

    4 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • Welcome to Poznan

    if you can get here….. We have all looked forward to this year’s UNFCCC event and hopeful of productive outcomes especially our friends and colleagues from developing countries.

    2 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fingers up for Climate Action

    I saw two people arguing today about whether biofuels could help save humanity from itself in a carbon-constrained world. Of course, they were both right, both wrong but neither knew it.

    2 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
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