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  • A small farm near the Scottish town of Crief

    Understanding the role of small farms in Europe (SALSA)

    IIED and partners are working to better understand why small farms matter not just in Africa but in Europe’s own countryside

    6 November 2018 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has helped the UK provide global leadership on addressing climate change. But he has decided to resign after the European Union referendum vote, and there are fears that the UK will become more insular (Photo: Russell Watkins/DFID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ten ways the UK can maintain international leadership on climate change

    The UK must take action to reinforce its place as an international leader in climate change despite uncertainty posed by Brexit

    1 July 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Images of the UK and EU flags, IIED director Andrew Norton says: "Losing membership of the European Union must not mean that the UK withdraws from the great global challenges of our time" (Photo: Reuters, via Google Licence)

    Navigating uncharted waters: the EU referendum, the spirit of Paris, and the SDGs

    IIED's director Andrew Norton argues that a spirit of internationalism must live on in the UK following the seismic shock of Brexit

    27 June 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fishermen from Mayadip Island, Bangladesh. IIED will be discussing Bangladesh's work on payments for sustainable fisheries at the EDD15 forum (Photo: Matthew Becker, the Advocacy Project, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED at European Development Days 2015

    IIED researchers and partners will run sessions on economic incentives for fisheries management and delivering energy for poor communities at this year's European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels. Dr Essam Mohammed, senior researcher in IIED's fisheries team, will moderate a high-level presentation on economic incentives for fisheries management in Bangladesh, and IIED senior researcher Sarah Best will participate in a session on energy access for poor communities

    18 May 2015 | Article | Energy
  • Logging trucks in Ghana: legislation requires that to charge stumpage fees on harvested timber at levels that keep the timber industry under control (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Communities stumped as government fails to make loggers pay

    As the EU reviews timber import policies, a new report finds that incentives to harvest timber legally and sustainably from Ghana, one of Europe's key sources, are failing to deliver

    19 March 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • A view of the Houses of Parliament, home of the Environmental Audit Committee which has  warned that the government risks undermining new global development goals (Photo: Skeeze, via pixabay)

    SDGs 'not just for overseas'

    In its latest report, the UK parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has warned that the government risks undermining new global development goals, following evidence that the UK has been seeking to limit their scope and ambition

    15 December 2014 | News | Governance
  • Connie Hedegaard stressed the importance of setting tough targets for reducing carbon emissions when she gave the 2010 Barbara Ward Lecture

    2010 Barbara Ward Lecture: Connie Hedegaard suggests tougher targets for CO2

    Connie Hedegaard stressed the importance of setting tough targets for reducing carbon emissions when she gave the 2010 Barbara Ward Lecture in London

    4 August 2014 | Article | Communication
  • People will place their vote in the European Parliament elections on 22 May

    If you care about the 21st century, vote for Europe!

    People across the European Union are going to the polls on 22 May. But why does Europe matter?

    22 May 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Will a standard for social responsibility make any difference?

    But mainstream businesses have worked with standards for a long time – today's International Standards Organisation (ISO) has its origins nearly 100 y

    11 April 2012 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • 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
  • Corporate responsibility: what's in a name?

    At the latest provocation from IIED and Hivos, held in Brussels last week (22 June), a group of around 60 policymakers, academics and development practitioners gathered to discuss, among other things, the role of CSR in achieving development goals such as poverty reduction and the empowerment of small-scale farmers.

    27 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Europe’s food security at risk without bigger role for farmers in policy and research

    Europe's food security in a changing climate will depend on farmers being central participants in agricultural research and policymaking, with greater freedom to develop and choose the seeds they plant, says a new report by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

    12 May 2011 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Lumbering illegality: how to make timber sustainable and pro-poor

    The European Union is closing its doors to illegal timber exports. But unless we tackle unsustainable logging to satisfy domestic timber markets, their actions will little benefit forests, or the millions of poor people that live within them. Making timber sustainable requires the use of both trade and climate strategies in unison to bring about locally controlled forestry.

    26 January 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Peer review of The Netherlands National Strategy for Sustainable Development

    Various mechanisms are used to monitor progress and implementation of National Strategies for Sustainable Development (NSDS), eg, internal reviews, external auditing, parliamentary and budgetary reviews, and indicator-based monitoring.

    1 May 2008 | Project | Governance
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