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  • Extreme events like forest fires, droughts and storms threaten sustainable development. (Photo: Global Water Partnership)

    How climate change made the development agenda

    How did climate change rise up the agenda of the UK's environment and development agencies? Oxfam's John Magrath reflects on the 'Up in Smoke' coalition and its reports

    12 August 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Chinese supermarket. Photo: Simon Lim

    Reflections on ten years of rating big brands for sustainability

    Scorecards that rate big brands according to their social and environmental policies can help shine a light on hidden corners of global supply chains that customers and investors rarely see. But their proof is in impacts on people and planet.

    27 February 2013 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Green economics – surviving the trial

    “Neoliberal, capitalist economics is bankrupt, morally and intellectually, but nothing changes,” were the opening words of Neal Lawson from Compass at a debate Putting the Green Economy on Trial. He described the infrastructure of consumerism and marketing that has developed under the current system as difficult to escape; a seductive new vision of what it is to be human is needed, he said.

    17 November 2011 | Blog | Economics
  • Does the development community focus too strongly on smallholders? (Credit: Flickr/United Nations Photo)

    Fast track out of poverty: farm labour or smallholder?

    When IIED and Hivos launched their ‘provocation’ seminars late

    2 June 2011 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Business models for sustainable development

    Market-based activities are now recognised by governments, business and development agencies round the world as potential solutions to major sustainable development challenges – reducing poverty, enhancing livelihoods, protecting ecosystems, tackling climate change, and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

    10 May 2010 | Article | Energy
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