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Conference of the Parties (COP) 17

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  • India at the UN Climate negotiations: back to the wall

    Of all the baffling going-ons at the recent climate change conference in Durban, what bewildered me most was the position of India.

    22 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • COP17

    United Nations climate change negotiations: IIED at COP17

    IIED was the summit in Durban, sharing learning from our research, training journalists and providing analysis of the unfolding events

    20 December 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • In Durban, a day to focus on climate communication

    Communicating climate change is an "orphan" issue among policy-makers, according to speakers at Climate Communications Day, the first ever day-long public forum organized by and for journalists at a climate summit.

    19 December 2011 | News | Climate change
  • Working with local journalists: a mutually beneficial partnership

    "I am not exaggerating when I say that reporting on the UN climate change talks is one of the best experiences an environment journalist could ever have. Suddenly it seems as if everyone in the world talks only about forests, water and climate."

    16 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • A tale of two cities: Durban and Brussels

    The media has been telling a tale of two crises: they are complex, interconnected and have much in common. The common threads include richer countries living beyond their means and racking up high levels of financial and ecological debt over several decades leading to an economic and financial crisis. In Europe, we are due for a substantial adjustment in living standards, to get back into balance. Analysts reckon that in the UK, families will only regain their 2002 incomes by 2016 – and that’s if all goes to plan.

    13 December 2011 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Taking the long view on adaptation

    The impacts of climate change do not happen overnight but play out over decades. Funders looking to support people to adapt to those impacts must take the long view and accept that their investments may not provide measurable outcomes for ten years or more.

    12 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Hope from action

    As climate-related impacts become more frequent and extreme, the primary preoccupation of a progressive global society should be to protect the more vulnerable amongst us – countries and individual

    9 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Men practice an oral testimony interview during workshops in Karachi, Pakistan (see Article 4 of PLA 63) Photo credit: Panos, London

    Telling stories: the uses and misuses of communicating for change

    Stories matter. The first session of the Climate Communications Day for journalists and media specialists at the UN Climate talks in Durban focused on the importance of telling stories to get the right messages out.

    6 December 2011 | Blog | Communication
  • Consensus grows behind the scenes at the UN climate negotiations

    It’s too early to talk about the end-game in the 17th conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks that are underway in Durban. But amid the shifting diplomatic sands of talks and texts, there are signs that some of the ground is starting to solidify.

    4 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • UN climate negotiations video update: Forest day

    James Mayers, the head of IIED's natural resources group, discusses key themes being discussed at the UN Climate Negotiations’ forest day in Durban, South Africa.

    4 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Louder this time, ‘Turn REDD on its head!’

    A year ago, ‘Turn REDD on its head!’ seemed like a good title for a blog. Now it seems like an essential way forward if REDD is going to work.

    30 November 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Do or die in Durban

    I was one among the many sleep-deprived observers present at the birth of the Kyoto Protocol, during the early hours of a cold December morning in 1997. I cannot claim to have formed an immediate emotional attachment. Along with many others, I despaired already at the weakling’s lack of ambition, and numerous defects (politely called loopholes) that rendered it a joke on the planet. It was optimistically proclaimed a “first small step”, implying that better would follow once the world “warmed up” to the idea of living in a carbon-constrained world.

    30 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Three ways Durban climate conference can ensure rich world meets finance promises

    A briefing paper published today (21 November) by IIED outlines three steps to ensure developed countries meet their agreed commitments to help poorer nations adapt to climate change.

    21 November 2011 | News | Climate change
  • REDD+: Learning from participatory forest management

    As policymakers prepare to discuss REDD+ at UN climate talks in Durban, they should heed the lessons learned from years of experience in participatory forest management across the developing world.

    10 November 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Poor and vulnerable countries are defying climate inaction

    Slow progress at global climate talks is belied by the plethora of actions in many smaller and more at-risk developing nations.

    9 November 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
  • Multi-billion dollar climate change fund hits barrier

    Plans for a multi-billion dollar fund to help developing countries deal with climate change hit a big barrier this week when countries could not agree on the design of the fund.

    20 October 2011 | News | 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
  • Development and Climate Days Film Competition 2011

    We're pleased to announce that Ripples, a film about climate change and disaster management in Bangladesh, by Soren Vestergaard Neilsen, for RDRS Bangladesh was the winner of our Development and Climate film competition.

    22 August 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Climate change media partnership

    Internews, Panos and IIED have joined forces to support developing world journalism and perspectives from the heart of the international climate negotiations.

    27 August 2009 | Article | Climate change
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