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  • View of informal housing by a lake, with a boat in it. In the background modern buildings and skyscrapers

    Advancing inclusive and resilient urban development targeted at the urban poor

    Towns and cities are on the frontline of climate change, and low-income urban residents often face the greatest risks. This initiative worked to strengthen the capacity of governments in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines to design and implement initiatives to build the resilience of the urban poor and advance inclusive urban development

    7 February 2022 | Project | Climate change
  • Screengrab of a videocall with eight people in a meeting room and five more online participants

    Digital tools amplify the voice of women in Peruvian communities

    Perú’s ollas comunes or community-led soup kitchens – a community response to COVID-19 based on solidarity, tradition and resilience that is breaking gender norms – have embraced a hybrid way of working to ensure women’s voices are heard

    11 November 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Women sit next to piles of vegetables like onions, tomatoes, garlic.

    Five pathways to deliver rapid support for a green and resilient COVID-19 recovery in the LDCs

    Drawing on a recent situational analysis report, Ritu Bharadwaj describes transformative pathways for setting the Least Developed Countries on a path towards a just, equitable and green recovery

    1 October 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Aerial view of informal settlement

    COVID-19 in cities: pathways towards a transformative urban recovery

    COVID19-is asymmetrical and will impact differently as poorer countries battle to gain access to vaccines. At a time of diminished budgets and resources, their needs are the highest. We can only respond if we do our work more inclusively and strategically

    16 June 2021 | Blog | Poverty
  • Makeshift camps for internally displaced people sprang up in Kathmandu after the severe earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. Relief workers are struggling to help displaced people find durable shelter as the country braces for the monsoon season (Photo: SIM Central and South East Asia, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Urban Crises Learning Fund

    Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises

    2 November 2020 | Project | Urban
  • Three women standing on a patch of open land, peeling vegetables.

    Lima's community-organised soup kitchens are a lifeline during COVID-19

    In Lima’s informal settlements, ollas comunes – community-led soup kitchens – are reviving strong traditions of self-organised crisis response and resilience among the urban poor.

    7 August 2020 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A group of people sitting in a circle

    Alada Ghor: working with low-income communities to design a rapid response to COVID-19

    A group of young architects in Bangladesh have worked alongside low-income communities to develop a practical, hands-on guidebook to help residents manage the impacts of the virus

    30 July 2020 | Blog | Urban
  • The logo for London Climate Action Week

    IIED at London Climate Action Week 

    IIED and partners participated in London Climate Action Week, a three-day digital event from 1-3 July, 2020

    24 June 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • Logo for London climate action week event

    Resilience in light of COVID-19: climate action on the road to COP26

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of resilience. This event served as a framing event for resilience at London Climate Action Week

    23 June 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • Market traders wearing face masks sell produce

    Inequality in the face of COVID-19: how grassroots communities are taking action

    The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the inequalities for groups that are particularly vulnerable to disasters, such as female-headed households, children, people with disabilities, indigenous and

    11 June 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • Two men pushing a boat filled with mangrove seedlings

    Finding solutions in nature for climate change

    On the International Day of Biological Diversity, IIED hosted a multi-stakeholder webinar on how to work with nature to mitigate and adapt to climate change and halt biodiversity loss. IIED senior researcher Xiaoting Hou Jones chaired the event, and here she shares some highlights from the discussions

    29 May 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • People looking at a map

    Learning from community planning following the Haiti earthquake

    IIED has created an online learning archive to document community planning in post-earthquake Haiti

    9 January 2020 | Project | Urban
  • People gathering branches

    Nature-based solutions to climate change: stories from Chile

    The last-minute decision to shift the location of the UN climate negotiations from Santiago to Madrid saw committed multilateralism at work; despite the logistical challenges, world leaders have pressed ahead with these crucial talks in Spain. While the climate spotlight has moved continents, Xiaoting Hou-Jones shares stories from Chile on how nature can support adaptation efforts

    12 December 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A resettlement site in Guiuan, in the Philippines, almost three years after super typhoon Haiyan with 'temporary' shelters that have been adapted by residents (Photo: Elizabeth Parker)

    Post-crisis urban planning: lessons from Southeast Asia

    New research confirms the importance of urban planning in empowering local governments and communities to manage their own recovery after a humanitarian crisis. Elizabeth Parker argues that humanitarian agencies can support the challenging planning process by sharing knowledge, experience, staff, tools and technology

    6 December 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Lebanon is hosting one million Syrian refugees, and around half of them are children. Most families live in makeshift shelters; some rent half-built apartments, sharing with two or three families (Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Coping with forced displacement: lessons from cities

    People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer

    11 May 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • This map of the covered and open drains in Jamshed Town, Karachi  illustrates how communities have led on installing sewers and drains (Image: Orangi Pilot Project–Research and Training Institute)

    Reducing risks in urban centres: think 'local, local, local'

    Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully influenced by local government competence, local information, and support for local action

    8 May 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Raipur in Central India is developing into a major urban centre, but the infrastructure in the city's expanding informal settlements is poor (Photo: India Water Portal, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas

    For the billion urban dwellers living in informal settlements, there are many risks – for instance, from contaminated water, to accidental fires, to flooding. Those who are more susceptible to these or less able to cope are termed vulnerable. But they are not vulnerable if the risks are removed. We need  to focus more on removing the risks and less on endless lists of 'vulnerable groups', argues David Satterthwaite

    26 April 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Families living within the 'No Dwelling Zone' in Guiuan in the Philippines one year after super Typhoon Haiyan (Photo: Victoria Maynard)

    Urban planning after crisis: lessons from Southeast Asia

    If humanitarian agencies are to help cities recover and rebuild after a crisis, they must work closely with local governments. A new IIED-supported research project will travel to Indonesia and the Philippines to see how it's done

    10 November 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City (Image: Gerald Paragas and Amillah Rodil)

    New film tracks city's recovery from deadly typhoon

    The documentary "Lessons from a storm" follows Tacloban City's recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

    7 July 2016 | News | Urban
  • The Urban ARK website

    New Urban ARK website launched

    A new website profiles a research and capacity building programme focusing on urban disaster risk reduction in sub-Saharan Africa

    12 November 2015 | News | Urban
  • Construction of new homes designed with community inputs in Gorakhpur, India (Photo: Nivedita Mani and team)

    Urban communities are devising their own solutions to build resilience

    Community-led solutions to the challenges of climate change are creating more resilient city infrastructure, researchers have found

    24 February 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Indonesian coastal city of Bandar Lampung is vulnerable to flooding and other climate risks. The ACCCRN programme has been working with government and community leaders to strengthen resilience (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    Collaboration and communication: how research can help cities to build resilience

    As cities in Asia face up to the challenges of a changing climate, municipal authorities are finding partnerships with researchers can help inform practice and policy

    19 February 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A meeting of community members in Bangladesh. Similar meetings will feed into an international network of government planners sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning (Photo: Isabelle Lemaire)

    Government group network on climate change mainstreaming

    An international network of government planners is sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning

    29 September 2014 | Project | Climate change
  • A fishing settlement in Bandar Lampung city, Indonesia

    Strengthening knowledge on urban climate resilience

    IIED’s partner ACCCRN is an eight-year, multi-country initiative working with cities across the world to increase resilience to climate change

    29 July 2014 | Project | Climate change
  • New construction sites for housing have been prepared by the government on the hillside above Nhon Hai, but the compensation isn't enough to let people move (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    If you want to go far, go together

    How can urban development that reduces risk and boosts low-income residents' standard of living be supported? And how can community-led processes reduce poverty and build resilience? IIED staff and partners from Vietnam grappled with such questions last week in a workshop in Quy Nhon.

    24 June 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A storm rages over downtown Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in the early evening (Photo: Jeff_Holmes via Creative Commons

    Three ways developing nations can close the climate finance gaps

    Progressive countries, including some of the world's poorest, are acting to green their economies and build resilience to climate change

    4 April 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman scoops water in a dry riverbed near Kataboi village in the Turkana region of Northern Kenya (Photo: Marisol Grandon/DFID via Creative Commons

    Kenya's new climate fund listens to community ideas for building resilience

    "Climate consists of so many things to us," says Ibrahim Shone, a pastoralist in Isiolo County in Northern Kenya. "It's not only weather, it's also about how we prepare for droughts and diseases, and find enough grass for our animals. These things change with the seasons."

    3 April 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A sign near Kathmandu, Nepal, warns of the dangers of landslides (Photo: Doug Letterman, via Creative Commons

    Nepal: Measuring resilience to climate change from the community up

    Effective monitoring and evaluation of changes in community resilience that arise from both development and climate change resilience, can help Nepal can make smart moves to protect its people, says Susannah Fisher.

    7 February 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Maps drawn by community groups before being transferred to a geo-referenced satellite map projected on a wall (Photo: James Pattinson)

    Maps that build bridges

    Thanks to digital participatory mapping, pastoralists are proud of their local knowledge and policymakers want to act on it.

    19 December 2013 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Outdoor workers in Da Nang are prone to heat stress. Credit: COHED.

    To build climate resilience cities must assess diverse drivers of vulnerability

    Three new studies from Vietnam show how research can help governments devise solutions that help their citizens adapt to the effects of climate change.

    30 October 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Children go to school on boat in flood-prone Bangladesh. Photo: G.M.B Akash/Panos

    Least developed countries lead on low-carbon resilience

    Some of the least developed countries are at the forefront of an approach that combines efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and achieve economic and social development.

    16 October 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Climate vulnerable community in Peam Ro District, Cambodia

    Climate resilient cities: a role for the media

    Journalists can remind city officials and urban residents about ‘hidden finance’ for climate resilience, and ensure the money gets well spent, says David Dodman.

    27 September 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Resilience Academies to connect climate change research, policy and practice

    The academies will focus on how to strengthen the resilience of livelihoods in a changing climate.

    10 September 2013 | News | Climate change
  • A herbalist shares information on medicinal and food plants growing in Kaya Kinondo Sacred Coastal Forest in Kenya

    Smallholder innovation for resilience (SIFOR)

    IIED worked with partners in China, India, Kenya and Peru to revitalise traditional knowledge-based – or 'biocultural' – innovation systems of smallholder farmers in order to strengthen food security in the face of climate change. Traditional farmers continually improve and adapt their crops and farming practices in response to new challenges, using local knowledge and biodiversity, generating new technologies and practices

    16 August 2013 | Project | Climate change
  • Agricultural biodiversity in a Peruvian market. Photo: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

    Building resilient food systems

    IIED strengthens the capacity of local organisations and institutions by designing resilient food systems and sustaining local food systems.

    14 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Afghan farmers and extension workers assess an okra field in Balkh Province, Northern Afghanistan (Photo: Barbara Adoph/IIED)

    Introduction to building greater local control and resilience into agricultural and food systems

    IIED is working to promote farming systems that are sustainable, productive and resilient – and to support smallholder farmers and farmer-led innovation

    5 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Traders take matooke to market

    Resilient Dynamism? An informal word with leaders meeting in Davos

    Political and business leaders gathering in Davos will discuss ‘resilient dynamism’, but their distrust of informal economies is a missed opportunity.

    22 January 2013 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Image of Namibian drylands with a stone hill rising in the background.

    3-point action plan for leaders at Rio+20 summit

    The International Institute for Environment and Development urges governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path.

    22 May 2012 | News | Green economy
  • Lessons from the Murdoch affair

    For the past two weeks, UK newspapers have charted the decline and fall of the Murdoch media empire, News Corp. It’s a story of a hugely powerful company, led by a dynasty, that exerted great influence over governments across the world. For many years, Rupert Murdoch has had easy access to 10 Downing Street, with politicians great and small seeking his approval, hoping that his media group will come out in favour of their particular party. With two police investigations underway and the abandonment of plans to acquire a yet larger share of the UK media, it looks as though Murdoch’s powerful grip on UK politics has finally been broken.

    28 July 2011 | Blog | Governance
  • Politics, sustainable energy security and the South

    2 September 2010 | Blog | Energy
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