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  • View of a field and a farm.

    Towards planet and people-positive agriculture in East Africa

    IED and partners are reviewing the state of planet and people-positive agriculture in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda to identify entry points for environmentally sound agriculture and food systems that create social and economic benefits

    24 November 2020 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • A person standing looking at steep hillsides with terraced fields.

    Loss and damage in Rwanda: a young climate activist reports

    On 9 September 2020, IIED and ICCCAD are hosting a webinar on climate-related loss and damage in the least developed countries. Ineza Umuhoza Grace reports on how climate change is impacting Rwanda

    3 September 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Rwanda has made significant commitments on restoration. Kigali, surrounded by green hills, was a particularly fitting venue for the African Forest Landscape Investment Forum (Photo: atulinda Images, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Restorative insights at the pool in Kigali

    A recent meeting in Rwanda concluded that enabling investment in business capacity development is vital to get small-scale forest entrepreneurs ready for 'asset investment' – and promote forest landscape restoration at scale

    8 June 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • 34 wind turbines in Adama, Ethiopia, produce 51 megawatts. Ethiopia is an early adopter of climate change policy (Photo: Ollivier Girard/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: The political economy of low carbon resilient development

    Neha Rai answers questions on a new book that highlights how low carbon resilient development approaches can reduce carbon emissions at the same time as increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change

    8 November 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Like many East African cities, Rwanda's capital Kigali faces the challenges of rapid growth and insufficient infrastructure (Photo: Kigali Wire, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense

    City governments in East Africa are grappling with rapid urbanisation and widespread poverty. Pursuing low-carbon urban development could offer a many of benefits

    1 April 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A USAID programme training workers to install solar panels at health clinics in Rwanda. Rwanda is an early adopter of low-carbon climate resilient development (Photo: Walt Ratterman, Sunepi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The political economy of financing climate resilient development

    IIED is undertaking a three-year research programme to understand the policy linkages between the two themes of climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. This research focuses on countries that are investing in what has been termed 'low-carbon climate resilient development' (LCRD) – policies and strategies that address the challenges posed by climate change in an integrated response.

    10 July 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Rwanda is planning to produce land, water and forest accounts to inform policy around managing its rich natural resources.(Photo: Catherine Nomura, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    First steps in communication: raising awareness

    A visit to Rwanda with the WAVES programme brings up the question of whether you should communicate when it seems you have nothing substantial to say

    12 May 2015 | Blog | Communication
  • Introducing improved climbing bean varieties in Rwanda has transformed beans from a subsistence crop into a cash crop (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT via Flickr)

    How are Rwanda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh preparing for climate change?

    Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bangladesh are developing their national low carbon climate resilient strategies. The public policy team within the Climate Change Group at IIED have just finished 18 months of research into these planning processes. The research helped clarify what is motivating countries to become more climate resilient. It also highlighted some ways these processes could be better supported and brought together.

    24 November 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 solar lamp lights up a shop.

    The private sector’s role in low carbon resilient development

    How can the private sector be effectively engaged not just to reduce the long-term impacts of climate change, but also to help communities adapt to the changes they’re experiencing now?

    20 June 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A Rwandan farmer checks his coffee beans. A banana tree is visible behind him.

    Rwanda: test case on international commitment to financing climate change adaptation?

    Rwanda hopes climate change will provide an opportunity to secure additional climate finance. Will its new finance mechanism succeed?

    6 March 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A man tends intercropped coffee and banana in Rwanda

    Exploring how climate change interventions can work best to deliver more than the sum of their parts

    Public sector planning plays a key role in making regions and countries resilient to climate change. But tackling climate change’s huge potential impacts will stretch limited public sector resources to the limit. With partners we are exploring how to use sequence and synchrony to make climate change planning, and public sector interventions, most effective — to help them deliver ‘more than the sum of their parts’.

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Five-nation study sheds light on costs of adapting agriculture to climate change

    Research in Africa and Asia has shown that efforts to assess the costs of adapting agriculture to a changing climate often fail to reflect the diversity of the sector.

    25 November 2011 | News | Economics
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