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Conference of the Parties (COP) 22

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  • The construction of the CCCF Mega Dam in Makueni County, Kenya is an example of local action during a devolved climate finance pilot project (Photo: Japheth Mutuku)

    Decentralised model gets climate finance moving

    A side event at COP22 heard how governments in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Senegal are using decentralised structures to get climate finance into the hands of local government and out to climate vulnerable communities who need it most

    2 December 2016 | News | Climate change
  • The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury spoke to IIED at the UN climate summit (Photo: Teresa Corcoran/IIED)

    Inter-Parliamentary Union and IIED say raising the climate ambition is critical

    With growing focus on the importance of driving the ambition for climate action, organisations focus on the need to increase the ambition for climate action

    21 November 2016 | News | 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
  • Saleemul Huq called COP not fit-for-purpose during his opening speech on the second day of D&C Days (Photo: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Local voice must take pride of place: D&C calls for 'inside-out COP'

    Make COP for the practitioners who are actually implementing climate change action on the ground, says Saleemul Huq

    13 November 2016 | News | Communication
  • The Poken digital data device has captured the imagination of participants at COP22 in Marrakech, and reduced the necessity for tonnes of paper publications (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Digital data trumps paper in Marrakech

    It wasn't just the US election result causing upset among COP22 participants on Wednesday. Matt Wright highlights a slick new way of sharing data, creating a stir at this year's climate negotiations

    12 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Achala Abeysinghe advises Giza Gaspar-Martins, the former chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, in Paris at COP21 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Women in the poorest countries lack leadership opportunities in the UN

    Achala Abeysinghe walked out of an event after challenging the lack of women among 17 male speakers. The legal expert highlights why women's leadership is needed in global climate change negotiations

    12 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa opens COP22 (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Q&A: Key decisions needed at COP22

    The rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement raises a challenge for climate negotiators at COP22 in Marrakech, Morroco. Senior climate researcher Subhi Barakat talks to IIED about what is happening at the COP and what decisions need to be made

    11 November 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • 34 wind turbines in Adama, Ethiopia, produce 51 megawatts. Ethiopia is an early adopter of climate change policy (Photo: Ollivier Girard/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: The political economy of low carbon resilient development

    Neha Rai answers questions on a new book that highlights how low carbon resilient development approaches can reduce carbon emissions at the same time as increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change

    8 November 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • The Forest Investment Program, an example of an investment fund with simplified funding frameworks, has invested $10 million in a $24 million project with the African Development Bank to restore Ghana's rapidly degrading forests (Photo: Greg Neate, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Six steps to local climate finance

    Evidence from community-focused initiatives suggests that climate and development funds can deliver local finance by adopting six key structural changes

    6 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Video updates from Saleemul Huq

    Watch now: daily video updates from COP22

    Get daily video updates from the UN climate summit in Marrakech from IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, with a special focus on the issues affecting the Least Developed Countries

    4 November 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • A woman buying firewood at Bamako, Mali. IIED has been working with the government of Mali to set up local climate funds to help communities be more resilient during floods and droughts (Photo: Mike Goldwater/IIED)

    Poorest must be heard on climate action to deliver Paris Agreement’s success

    The Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force today. IIED director Andrew Norton argues that the voices of the world's most vulnerable must be heard if the treaty is to be effective

    4 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Thirty officials from Anglophone African countries attended the workshop (Image: Siima Media/IIED)

    Anglophone African officials enhance their climate negotiating skills

    A workshop in Dar es Salaam trained junior climate negotiators from Anglophone African countries

    3 November 2016 | News | 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
  • COP22 side events

    IIED and partner events at COP22

    IIED and its partners participated in numerous events during COP22. The theme of IIED's activities was 'embedding climate ambition', focusing on the need to take action in all areas of climate work in order to limit global warming

    26 October 2016 | Article | 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
  • Participants at D&C Days took part in virtual reality game to help explain the complexities of making climate-related decisions (Photo: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre)

    Development & Climate Days 2016

    This year's Development and Climate (D&C) Days event had the theme 'Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for all'

    19 September 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • The logo for the 2016 D&C Days gathering

    Join us for the 14th Development & Climate Days at COP22

    Registrations have opened for D&C Days 2016, which will take place on 12-13 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, during the middle weekend of this year's United Nations climate change summit

    9 September 2016 | News | 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
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