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  • View of a forest with a volcano in the background

    2021 Barbara Ward Lecture: Rebeca Grynspan says nothing is ever so small that it cannot make a difference

    Rebeca Grynspan, general-secretary of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), gave the 2021 Barbara Ward Lecture, tracing the story of Costa Rica’s journey from being a poor country of smallholder farmers to being a world leader on sustainable development and climate change.

    16 December 2021 | Article | Climate change
  • Barbara Ward Lecture 2021: Rebeca Grynspan

    Rebeca Grynspan, the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), delivered the 2021 Barbara Ward Lecture on Monday, 6 December

    24 November 2021 | Event | Communication
  • This bridge crossing the Yorkin river in the Sixaola Basin is used daily by local communities, including children on their way to school in the early morning. (Photo: Paul Aragón,©IUCN)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Costa Rica

    IIED and IUCN are using evidence from a project in the Sixaola River Basinin  Costa Rica to support the Climate Change Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Energy to adopt effective ecosystem-based adaptation as part of its approach to dealing with climate change

    13 December 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Garment workers in Bangladesh - increasing automation threatens low-cost manufacturing jobs in developing countries (Photo: NYU Stern BHR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Automation, the changing world of work, and sustainable development

    Technological change, especially automation and digital innovation, are likely to have a profound impact on jobs in developing countries. Countries should act now to refocus their economic and social policies to make them more sustainable

    17 August 2017 | Blog | Economics
  • Costa Rica's Peñas Blancas Reservoir is the focus of work involving payments for ecosystem services (Photo: Dr Ina Porras)

    Payments for ecosystem services: We can't leave people out of the equation

    What's next for schemes that pay communities to protect local ecosystems? This is what leading researchers and practitioners in the field came together to discuss at IIED's conference in Edinburgh last week

    28 March 2014 | Blog | Economics
  • Rebeca Grynspan will become the chair of IIED's board of trustees in June

    Rebeca Grynspan to be next chair of IIED's board

    IIED is delighted to announce that Rebeca Grynspan will become the chair of our board of trustees in June, when the term of current chair Maureen O'Neil ends.

    26 February 2014 | News | Governance
  • Costa Rica has adapted its systems of payments for ecosystem services over the past two decades

    Payments for ecosystem services: Costa Rica’s recipe

    Costa Rica has adopted a mix of economic and regulatory policies to protect its forests – the eclectic mix of ingredients could be judged a recipe for success.

    29 November 2013 | Blog | Forests
  • Boat surrounded by vegetation growing in the water near the river port of Vallemi.

    Will Payments for Watershed Services fuel the protection of ecosystem services?

    It’s easier to prevent pollution harnessing the forces of nature than to clean up the mess with costly technology. Is there a solution at hand?

    21 June 2013 | Blog | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Peñas Blancas Reservoir in Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica: Growing money on trees

    Actions urgently needed to protect ecosystems are costly, and money doesn’t rain down from the sky or grow from the trees. Or does it?

    26 June 2012 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Why markets matter

    Recognition of the role of markets and the private sector in contributing to sustainable development has been growing strongly in recent years.

    19 March 2012 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • A man points to a wild chimpanzee up a tree

    Markets and payments for environmental services

    Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services or PES), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds to provide an ecological service.

    3 October 2008 | Project | Biodiversity
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