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Natural resource investment

We have 6 items tagged with ‘Natural resource investment’.
  • Aerial view of a hydropower plant

    Will green bonds boost finance flows to sustainable hydropower?

    Jamie Skinner discusses the impacts of stringent new criteria on investments in sustainable hydropower projects

    6 April 2021 | Blog | Economics
  • a turtle

    Navigating ocean investments

    In the first of a new series of ‘Insights’ case studies designed to highlight links between business and sustainability, IIED looks at a business model that could be the key to bridging the marine conservation funding gap.

    1 October 2019 | Article | Economics
  • A community in Cameroon, where Centre pour l'Environnement et le Developpement has been supporting junior lawyers in rural communities (Photo: Lorenzo Cotula/IIED)

    Legal empowerment: what we do, what we've learned

    If you missed the recent policy forum on legal empowerment, fear not: here Lorenzo Cotula recaps on what characterises IIED's approach and shares his top three lessons learned

    14 November 2017 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Wetlands are one of the most under-valued ecosystems. Japan's wetlands provide a habitat for many species of fauna and flora (Photo: Tanaka Juuyoh, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Want to convince politicians why they should protect the environment? Talk like an economist

    Calculating the economic value of a threatened wetland proved a turning point for IIED's Essam Mohammed. He argues the case for putting a value on nature to get your message across

    15 April 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • Farm labourers in a field

    Introduction to legal tools for citizen empowerment

    Can a half-acre of dry earth be more precious than gold? To farmers, herders and foragers in some of the world's poorest countries, the answer is very literally yes. Gold mining, agribusiness and other natural resource investments typically promise new jobs and public revenues. But they can also push poorer groups off their land and pollute their waterways

    3 October 2014 | Article | Land acquisitions and rights
  • An excerpt from the Challenging the constitutionality of adverse laws: Success stories from Indonesia webinar

    Striking down adverse investment laws: success stories from Indonesia

    How is it possible to challenge laws that promote investment but adversely affect the rights of local communities? Two legal empowerment practitioners from peasants' rights and indigenous peoples organisations in Indonesia recently shared their experiences during IIED's first Legal Tools webinar.

    25 March 2014 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
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