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  • A woman picks beans. She carries a basket with aubergines with her head.

    Inclusive dialogue gets priorities of Nepal’s rural producers recognised in local law

    Binod Gautam reflects on a participatory local-level law-making process, developed to tackle the barriers that marginalise rural smallholder producers in Nepal

    25 July 2022 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Water pours from two pipes set into stone, surrounded by photos, alongside a pile of clothes.

    Embracing disruptive resilience

    The risks that cities face are becoming more extreme (with more outlier events), teleconnected (where events in one place lead to disturbances in another) and complex (where multiple hazards unfold

    23 June 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • A group of women gather round the entrance to a building.

    The health, wellbeing and climate benefits of slum upgrading

    Upgrading informal settlements can foster wellbeing while also building resilience to climate change, particularly when equitable, far-sighted strategies seek to partner closely with communities and address multiple health risks

    9 June 2022 | Article | Climate change
  • Five young men sit on benches on a lawn outside a building. They are listening to two older men seated at a desk.

    IIED at Stockholm+50

    Stockholm+50 celebrated and reflected on 50 years of global environmental action. IIED contributed to these discussions through new research and a series of events

    1 June 2022 | Event | 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
  • An aerial view of dozens of shack housing in close proximity, with colourful roofs

    Bridging the urban adaptation finance gap

    To the concern about the very large urban adaptation finance gap must be added the worry that what finance exists does little to support local governments and civil society in urban communities

    25 April 2022 | Blog | Economics
  • A flooded street in an informal settlement

    To stay ahead of climate change, cities need to act now

    How can cities in low- and middle-income countries address climate change risks? IIED's David Satterthwaite looks at the challenges facing city governments across the world

    4 June 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • Construction of Hyderabad’s new metro. The first phase, covering 30km and 24 stations, opened in November 2017 (Photo: banjaxx, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Financing sustainable infrastructure: a tale of two cities

    How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors

    9 January 2018 | Blog | Economics
  • An image showing local people building a house in a slum in Bolivia, where Shack Dwellers International has worked with authorities. Many Latin American cities are leading the way in working with community organisations (Photo: Shack Dwellers International, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Is community-based adaptation suited to cities?

    In the week of the urban-themed 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation, we ask what is needed for this approach to succeed in urban spaces

    26 April 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh queue to get access to a raised tube well; local indicators about access to water are essential for the SDGs (Photo: Development Planning Unit, UCL, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Where are the local indicators for the SDGs?

    As discussions on the SDG indicators are under way in New York, David Satterthwaite asks where are the indicators that report on local needs and support local action in urban areas

    9 March 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • A riverbank settlement in Indonesia illustrates the vulnerability of residents to both flooding and pollution (Photo: Isabelle Lemaire/IIED)

    Comparing approaches to riverbank vulnerability in Indonesia

    What lessons can be learned from two markedly different cases of vulnerability among urban riverbank settlements in Indonesia?

    8 January 2016 | Blog | Climate change
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