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  • A man bends over to tend his crops in a field

    Bright spots of success: local adaptation brings answers to the global climate crisis

    From a smallholder farming community in south-central Ethiopia come inspiring stories of adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change

    2 September 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • Informal housing in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia's cities are struggling to meet demand for affordable housing and settlements are growing (Photo: Olli Pitkänen, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The Ethiopian informal settlement jigsaw puzzle: an opportunity to re-sort the pieces?

    Informal settlements are increasingly housing Ethiopia’s growing population – laying bare gaps in policy that must be addressed

    25 October 2018 | Blog | Urban
  • A pastoral women in Ethiopia

    Beyond survival – rethinking safety nets for pastoralists in Ethiopia

    Pastoralists in Ethiopia are adapting to climatic and political stresses and finding livelihood alternatives. But challenges they face remain poorly understood by policymakers

    4 October 2018 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Cutting down trees, especially for livestock grazing, can lead to soil erosion, as seen on this hillside outside Addis Ababa (Photo: Aaron Minnick/World Resources Institute, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Shaping the future of forest and farm landscapes in Africa

    As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, IIED will be working with sector experts, scientists and practitioners to better understand and manage the growing competition for land in Sub-Saharan Africa, as governments seek to balance food production with forest conservation targets

    21 August 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • 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 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
  • Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Site, but resource degradation has made lowland areas vulnerable to flooding caused by changing rainfall patterns. (Photo: Hulivili, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Building zero carbon emission economy in a decade

    In the seventh of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group, Negash Teklu from Population, Health, Environment Ethiopia talks about Ethiopia's ambitions for a zero carbon economy by 2025

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • A USAID programme training workers to install solar panels at health clinics in Rwanda. Rwanda is an early adopter of low-carbon climate resilient development (Photo: Walt Ratterman, Sunepi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The political economy of financing climate resilient development

    IIED is undertaking a three-year research programme to understand the policy linkages between the two themes of climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. This research focuses on countries that are investing in what has been termed 'low-carbon climate resilient development' (LCRD) – policies and strategies that address the challenges posed by climate change in an integrated response.

    10 July 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The rich landscape of the Wolayita region in Southern Ethiopia highlights the country's huge potential (Photo: Rod Waddington, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Why parliament should scrutinise the UK-Ethiopia BIT

    The House of Commons has been debating the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). But will the UK parliament use its powers to debate a bilateral investment treaty signed with Ethiopia?

    19 January 2015 | Blog | Law
  • Introducing improved climbing bean varieties in Rwanda has transformed beans from a subsistence crop into a cash crop (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT via Flickr)

    How are Rwanda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh preparing for climate change?

    Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bangladesh are developing their national low carbon climate resilient strategies. The public policy team within the Climate Change Group at IIED have just finished 18 months of research into these planning processes. The research helped clarify what is motivating countries to become more climate resilient. It also highlighted some ways these processes could be better supported and brought together.

    24 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Senbetge, in Ethiopia's Amhara region is prone to droughts and flooding. Credit: EC DG ECHO (Creative Commons Licence)

    Six nations to share progress on measuring adaptation to climate change

    The governments of six countries will share their experiences of assessing the effectiveness and developmental impacts of climate change adaptation, at an international meeting in Kenya on 24-27 March.

    19 March 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Left: Women and schoolgirls discuss the benefits of harvesting rainwater (Credit: ISET). Right: A girl collects water from the rainwater storage tank (Credit: Fawad Khan)

    Climate adaptation and good development: two sides of the same coin

    Assessing how development interventions can help people cope with climate variability will help us prepare better measures for the effects of future climate change, say Simon Anderson and Fawad Khan

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will this month host a meeting at which governments from Africa and Asia that are shifting to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways will share their progress (Photo: Neiljs via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Pioneers of low-carbon, climate-resilient development share progress

    Governments from Africa and Asia that are shifting to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways will share their progress on 20-21 March at a meeting in Ethiopia organised by IIED and Echnoserve

    17 March 2014 | News | Climate change
  • IIED staff and partners gather to give feedback to planned presentations (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Communications learning week (February 2014): highlights

    From 24-28 February, members of the International Institute for Environment and Development communications department organised a series of sessions to explore common themes with partners in Kenya and Ethiopia.

    13 February 2014 | Article | Communication
  • Ethiopian children play in the water of a well

    Ethiopia must rethink finance to achieve 2025 vision

    To achieve its goal of being a middle-income climate-resilient green economy, Ethiopia needs new ways to use public funds to promote private investment.

    1 October 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Sélingué dam in Mali (Photo: Moustapha Diallo)

    Doing dams differently can mean development for all

    Should development be just for the majority or is it possible to ensure development for all?

    30 August 2013 | Blog | Water
  • Oxen plough a field in Ethiopia.

    African land deals: Is a policy shift underway?

    African governments have played a key role in allocating land to investors. Recent developments hold out promise for more carefully thought out approaches by them in the future.

    15 July 2013 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Wind farm outside Adigrat, northern Ethiopia.

    Scaling up renewable technologies: incremental or transformational change?

    As developing countries transition towards low-carbon economies, governments face tough investment choices.

    8 July 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A solar lamp lights up a shop.

    The private sector’s role in low carbon resilient development

    How can the private sector be effectively engaged not just to reduce the long-term impacts of climate change, but also to help communities adapt to the changes they’re experiencing now?

    20 June 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A house in Rema gets fitted with solar panels.

    Ethiopia: Can it adapt to climate change and build a green economy?

    Despite the challenges, Ethiopia hopes to capitalise on its current economic growth by becoming more resilient to the impacts of climate change while developing its economy in a carbon neutral way.

    25 March 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Picture of the Punakha Dzong, an administrative centre in Bhutan. A river runs past it in the foreground and wooded hills rise behind it.

    Low carbon resilience in the least developed countries: a panacea to address climate change?

    Instead of talking about climate change mitigation or adaptation, low carbon resilience has become the new buzzword in climate policy.

    22 January 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Solar panels on a floating school, Bangladesh

    Understanding the political economy of the Climate Investment Funds

    IIED is examining the ideas, resources and ‘power dynamics’ that shape how the Climate Investment Funds achieve development impacts. Together, these factors make up the ‘political economy’, and examining them will help governments and development organisations understand how climate investment funds can best bring about the transformational change the funds aim for.

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • A man tends intercropped coffee and banana in Rwanda

    Exploring how climate change interventions can work best to deliver more than the sum of their parts

    Public sector planning plays a key role in making regions and countries resilient to climate change. But tackling climate change’s huge potential impacts will stretch limited public sector resources to the limit. With partners we are exploring how to use sequence and synchrony to make climate change planning, and public sector interventions, most effective — to help them deliver ‘more than the sum of their parts’.

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • People spread cocoa beans on a drying table in Ghana.

    New business models can spell success for African farmers

    A major international project has provided insights into how small-scale farmers in Africa can improve their livelihoods by building sustainable trading relations with international businesses in the food industry.

    19 November 2012 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Greek bailout - a familar fate?

    With French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatening to pull out of the single currency altogether last Friday, the eurozone’s bailout of Greece seems to be tinged with panic. But this is an extreme moment, as a member of the European Union faces up to a grim reality for many developing countries.

    17 May 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • New business models for sustainable trade

    Millions of farmers in Africa depend on export markets for their livelihoods. But recent market trends have led to declining small farmer participation. Yet, these farmers have the skill and soil to provide the high-quality products the food industry seeks. This collaborative initiative engaged with research, civil society and private sector partners to develop new business models across a variety of sectors that enable smallholders to participate in sustainable trading relationships with international businesses and thereby improve their livelihoods.

    30 September 2008 | Project | Food and agriculture
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