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Local communities

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  • A woman bends over to pick beans.

    Locally led adaption in practice: a community-based adaptation expert shares lessons

    The principles for locally led adaptation have attracted international support – at the same time, community-based adaptation practitioners are pioneering innovative locally-led action around the world. Here, a practitioner talks about her experiences and the key questions for this year’s community-based adaptation conference in October.

    28 July 2022 | Blog | Climate change
  • Three elephants in the savanna

    Conserving wildlife: how insurance can help

    A short five-minute video filmed in Kenya and Sri Lanka makes the case for a new form of private insurance – a product that will cover the risks and consequences of human-wildlife conflict for households and in doing so, reduce the likelihood of animal deaths

    7 July 2022 | News | Biodiversity
  • Women sitting next to vegetables wear masks and keep social distancing.

    What lessons can we learn from COVID-19 responses in African cities?

    For low-income residents in African cities, the COVID-19 pandemic has often been experienced less as a health crisis and more in terms of the devastating socioeconomic, political and violent impacts arising from lockdown measures and other responses

    4 July 2022 | Blog | Urban
  • A group of young people, men and women, walk in line holding protest signs (saying things such as "fight for our future") as part of a march

    Stockholm+50: priorities for re-energising global action

    World leaders last week met at the Stockholm+50 conference to reflect on 50 years since the landmark 1972 Stockholm conference that put the environment at the heart of international development. IIED director Andrew Norton reflects on the meeting's outcomes and sets out three priorities for action

    7 June 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A woman with a basket on her back picks tea leaves from a huge field surrounding her

    Stockholm+50 must build a legacy of support for locally-led action for people, nature and climate

    Global leaders will meet in Sweden at Stockholm+50 next week to reflect on five decades of action since the 1972 Stockholm conference that put the environment at the heart of international development. To coincide with the meeting, IIED has launched a report outlining why locally-led action for people, nature and climate is vital to progress

    27 May 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • One women holds a tree while another digs into the soil with a shovel, surrounded by green trees and foliage

    New thought-provoking blog series scrutinises dominant approaches to resolving the nature and climate crises

    IIED and the Green Economy Coalition launch a new thought-provoking series of blogs to scrutinise the dominant approaches to solving the nature, climate, and inequality crises

    21 October 2021 | News | Biodiversity
  • Surveying residents in the settlement of Tank Mohalla, Bangalore, India (Photo: CSTEPIN, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Local democracy as a substitute for data (and rather a good substitute too)

    Why is there so little data on who faces poverty and where they live? David Satterthwaite examines why 'better' data is better than 'more' data

    16 January 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Farmers and administrators discuss land issues

    Securing land rights in West Africa

    Land is life for millions of people across rural Africa. It is central for ensuring they have enough food to eat. Even if they are involved in other trades, land is an essential safety net for the rural poor during times of economic instability and helps define cultures and identities

    9 October 2014 | Project | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Pilot projects including the Bolsa Floresta forest stipend scheme in Amazonas, Brazil, help to combat deforestation in Brazil (Google re-use licensed)

    How to assess what people want from REDD+

    Focus groups, choice experiments and votes in villages reveal big difference in how communities wish to be rewarded for avoiding deforestation

    31 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Green economy – learning from the Caribbean

    Since the recent global financial crises, the phrase ‘green economy’ has appeared liberally in newspaper headlines, and politicians’ and CEOs’ promises. They usually mean ‘low-carbon economy’, the idea of shifting energy and infrastructure towards clean, high-tech systems. Green economy is seen as an answer to financial problems – G20 stimulus packages included ‘green’ components, hoping to improve national competitiveness and create new jobs through green technology, and wean economies off insecure and expensive fossil fuels. And it is seen as a practical way to supplement climate change conventions – you don’t need an international agreement to change economic practices that cause climate change. All very good news for Danish wind farm installers, Japanese hybrid car manufacturers, and Chinese solar panel factories. But what does the green economy mean for the developing world?

    4 March 2011 | Blog | Green economy
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