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  • At least 339 people were killed and more than 1 million left homeless across Bangladesh and India after Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila in 2009. This photo shows flooded houses and a burst embankment in Sundarbans, in West Bengal, India (Photo: William Lee-Wright, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Denying denial: climate facts and impacts

    Climate change is happening, it's caused by humans and will have a negative impact on all our lives. So what are the facts – and what can 'ordinary' citizens do about it?

    14 February 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • What lies in store for the Earth in 2017? (Photo: Charles Strebor, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Fighting for the future – sustainable development and the battle for ideas in 2017

    Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the end of 2016 prompted the question: can the world sustain this hard-fought momentum?

    4 January 2017 | 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
  • A person's baby finger is covered in ink so they can vote during the 2013 Presidential elections.

    Mali election: A Presidential run off

    A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.

    6 August 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • A pick up truck lies mostly submerged under a water in a flooded street.

    Five moments from 2012 that could spell change for the planet

    The big events and non-events from this last year that could have long-term repercussions on the sustainable development of our planet, from IIED's Director.

    7 January 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Power and politics in Nigeria

    In the run up to Nigeria’s April elections the political lobbying, with the usual round of underhand payments for support, has Nigerians hoping for a fairer competition in the grab for power. The political process is being increasingly scrutinised by the average citizen — with record numbers of people registering to vote and self-formed citizens groups promising to monitor polling stations. Another type of power — electricity, or ‘light’ as most Nigerians call it — and the lack of it is one of the hot potato election issues on everyone’s lips.

    24 February 2011 | Blog | Governance
  • Mother Brazil: a way forward for the rainforest?

    Dubbed “mother of the nation”, Dilma Rousseff was elected as Brazil’s first female president this month. But this has been an election of two women. Taking the reins at a time of increasing growth, prosperity, and public works expansion in Brazil, will one woman’s touch alone be enough to bring new ways of combating destruction of the Amazon?

    29 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
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