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  • A woman writes on a poster. More women appear blurred in the background.

    Three asks to strengthen locally-led action in new biodiversity finance

    When negotiators and experts met in Nairobi in June 2022 for the latest round of discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), mobilising finance to implement the strategy was a hot issue. But as Minnie Degawan and Ebony Holland highlight, discussions fell short because they failed to prioritise finance for local action

    13 July 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A man walking a bike on a flooded road

    A changing world needs changing methods: six steps for evaluations to assess “what will work”

    Climate change is creating unpredictable futures for sustainable development. Yet, evaluation methods for assessing development progress have remained unchanged. Emilie Beauchamp and Stefano D’Errico explain why evaluations must urgently turn from assessing 'what works' to 'what will work' and introduce a new guide to evaluation in a time of climate change

    12 July 2022 | Blog | Climate change
  • Mary Robinson talking to Maarten van Aalst

    What if our best world is still in front of us?

    IIED trustee Alicia Pérez-Porro talks to Mary Robinson about climate justice and the urgent action IIED and all of us must take in response to climate change

    5 July 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • An illustration showing people and flowers in front of tall buildings.

    Building better cities: responding to the twin challenge of inequality and climate change

    How can cities promote resilient, low-carbon and just urbanisation, in a context of increasing climate breakdown and inequality? IIED’s urban researchers set out a vision for urban transformation to build just and inclusive cities

    23 June 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • Water pours from two pipes set into stone, surrounded by photos, alongside a pile of clothes.

    Urban climate justice: connecting social justice and decarbonisation

    Cities in the global South can leapfrog the carbon-intensive trajectories forged by the global North by supporting decarbonisation – the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions – and responding to lo

    23 June 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • Shack housing on the side of a hill.

    No climate justice without housing justice

    Climate justice in cities must align with efforts to tackle urban poverty and inequality so that efforts to reduce emissions do not deepen but instead tackle housing injustices

    23 June 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • Women with their backs to the camera bind together bamboo panels and lean them against a wall

    Strengthening women’s leadership for climate action

    IIED and EnGen Collaborative are working with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to enhance women’s climate leadership in state and non-state policymaking and implementation at local and national levels to improve the impact of CIF investments

    9 May 2022 | Project | Climate change
  • Group of people wearing green T-shirts pose for a picture.

    Prakriti Resources Centre: climate change policy and action in Nepal

    In the second of a new series looking at how the people and organisations that IIED is working with are successfully creating change, we profile Prakriti Resources Centre, a non-profit think tank in Nepal that combines policy, research and capacity building to bring climate change action to the local level

    30 March 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • A group of girls sitting in a circle on a mat, having a discussion. In the background, a poster reads "Partners for Resilience through Strategic Partnership".

    Adaptation Research Alliance: accelerating adaptation action and solutions

    As part of the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) secretariat, IIED worked with partners to help catalyse action-oriented research for high-impact climate adaptation and resilience solutions

    29 March 2022 | Project | Climate change
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    Shifting the power – climate justice means gender justice: Make Change Happen podcast episode 16

    In this episode of Make Change Happen, to reflect on International Women’s Day, we discuss how gender equity and intersectionality approaches are central to climate justice

    29 March 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • A woman carries jerrycans and tree men behind her wear masks and red vests with a red cross in the back

    Applying the lessons of COVID-19 to the climate crisis

    Many European countries are beginning to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the hope that the most lethal phase of the pandemic is ending. As we begin to think about a post-pandemic world, Andrew Norton looks at the lessons from COVID-19 that can be applied to climate change

    23 February 2022 | Blog | Climate change
  • Two children in a flooded field.

    Supporting child-centred resilience to climate impacts

    IIED is undertaking research to assess the effectiveness of child-centred community-based adaptation: What works where, why – and what needs to be done differently?

    17 February 2022 | Project | Climate change
  • Women stand in a line with empty bags. A man wears a white vest with a red cross on the back.

    Connecting humanitarians and climate change

    IIED worked with Start Network – a global network of over 50 humanitarian agencies from five continents – to understand how humanitarian actors can tackle climate change more effectively

    16 February 2022 | Project | Climate change
  • View of a mountain with a few houses. Snowed mountains in the background.

    Loss and damage: erosion of Nepal’s life, land and beauty is deep and irreparable

    Life-threatening floods from bursting glacial lakes are just one of the many impacts of climate change that are leaving the people of Nepal unable to cope. Guest blogger Shreya K.C. calls on world leaders to replace fake handshakes with concrete action

    19 January 2022 | Blog | Climate change
  • Woman squatting in a garden, looking to the ground. She's surrounded by vegetables.

    Decoloniality and the new ethics of climate and nature

    "How many planets do we need if everyone on earth were to live just like you?"

    23 November 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • People wading through the flood waters and carrying their belongings

    Tackling loss and damage in countries vulnerable to the effect of the climate crisis: improving evidence and co-generating pathways to impact

    IIED is working with least developed countries, Small Island Developing States and representatives of vulnerable communities to develop a vision for practical action to address loss and damage caused by climate change

    27 October 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • People walking through a forest

    Putting social and environmental justice at the core of conservation, climate and development

    This series of blogs and case studies, curated by IIED’s Natural Resources research group and the Green Economy Coalition, examines dominant approaches to resolving the nature and climate crises

    24 October 2021 | Feature | Biodiversity
  • Rising water levels submerge trees and encroach on land

    Can COP26 reach ambitious outcomes for LDCs?

    Ambitious, inclusive and equitable outcomes at COP26 are vital. Will major emitters commit to significant carbon cuts? Will countries honour their climate finance pledges? And how will finance reach those most in need? Anna Schulz sets out four outcomes for COP26 to be labelled a success for the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

    22 October 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • One women holds a tree while another digs into the soil with a shovel, surrounded by green trees and foliage

    New thought-provoking blog series scrutinises dominant approaches to resolving the nature and climate crises

    IIED and the Green Economy Coalition launch a new thought-provoking series of blogs to scrutinise the dominant approaches to solving the nature, climate, and inequality crises

    21 October 2021 | News | Biodiversity
  • Rural landscape with plants growing in the land. People gather in the background

    IIED at 50 must be ready to listen and change: Liz Carlile and Tara Shine in conversation

    As IIED turns 50, Liz Carlile talks to board chair Dr Tara Shine about what the institute represents now and where it needs to go in the future

    19 August 2021 | Article | Communication
  • People sit on the floor around a map laid out on the floor

    Frontline Funds Accelerator: catalysing climate investment to the grassroots

    The Frontline Funds Accelerator coalition seeks to speed up investment in grassroots-led ‘frontline funds’ for climate action. The coalition is anchored in individual and collective agency, co-production, climate justice and effectiveness

    1 July 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • Close up of a man speaking to a microphone and his hand raised. Behind him a sign says "climate hearing".

    Why we need more leaders like Desmond Tutu to champion action for climate justice

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a frontrunner in demanding climate justice for countries bearing the brunt of climate impacts. We need more world leaders to carry forward his legacy

    12 January 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • People in costume walking

    Allyship not ownership: how NGOs can back social movements

    The Green Economy Coalition's Ben Martin continues our series exploring the importance of public climate movements and what this could mean for organisations working on sustainable development. He argues that NGOs are best placed to take a supportive back seat role, not to be backseat drivers

    17 March 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Protesting people march holding a banner

    Q&A: Successful social mobilisation for land rights in Nepal

    Jagat Basnet, a seasoned land rights campaigner, continues our blog and interview series exploring how social movements can support climate justice and interact with sustainable development organisations.

    28 February 2020 | Article | Climate change
  • A road in Kibera informal settlement

    Climate activism and cities: a shared agenda

    In the second blog in our series considering the role social movements play in promoting climate action, Anna Walnycki reflects on where the climate movement and inclusive cities agenda meet, and why climate activists should look South to learn from long-standing urban community actors

    7 February 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • People Oppose Taiwan Plastics Factory

    Social movements for climate justice

    Social movements calling for climate action and climate justice have reached exciting new levels of visibility in recent years. This blog series considered the vital role they can play in prompting climate action and climate justice

    6 February 2020 | Feature | Climate change
  • People protesting

    COP25 policy and activism: we deserved better

    In the first of a new series considering the important role social movements play in prompting climate action and protecting nature, Sejal Patel reflects on COP25, both as a researcher seeking to influence policy and as an individual passionate about climate justice

    13 January 2020 | Blog | 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
  • Can Scotland's Climate Justice Fund show the way?

    The fund got a boost yesterday at the Scottish Government’s International Climate Justice Conference when

    10 October 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Farmers carry bottled water to pour on a field of onion crops

    Introduction to our work on climate-resilient development

    IIED works with national and local government policymakers and planners, civil society organisations, private sector companies and local communities to design, test and evaluate equitable solutions to the climate emergency in low-income countries

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • What would sustainability in the North mean for development in the South?

    Everyone agrees that developed countries need to undertake a radical transformation if they are to assume their responsibilities for mitigating climate change. But what consequences would this have for the global South? Will climate change mitigation in the North undermine economic development in developing countries, or provide them with new opportunities?

    8 July 2010 | Blog | Climate change
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