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Sustainable development

We have 20 items tagged with ‘Sustainable development’.
  • Men sit in a wooden boat in Sumatra.

    Using incentive mechanisms to conserve biodiversity

    How and what incentives work to conserve biodiversity and ensure positive sustainable development outcomes?

    15 July 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
  • IIED founder Barbara Ward, who would have been 100 on 23 May, set out the case for a fairer, more just world system

    A vision of our world that is sustainable, fairer and realisable: memories of Barbara Ward

    For 40 years, Barbara Ward set out the case for a fairer, more just world system. David Satterthwaite, a colleague of the IIED founder, offers some personal insights

    27 May 2014 | Blog | Communication
  • World leaders who sought the advice of IIED founder, who would have been 100 on 23 May 2014, included two US presidents, and several UK prime ministers and heads of state from Africa and Asia

    Remembering Barbara Ward: in her own words

    Watch a special video compilation of some of Barbara Ward's most notable interviews and quotes, plus the thoughts of those – including US President John F Kennedy – who knew her best

    23 May 2014 | Article | Communication
  • World leaders who sought the advice of IIED founder, who would have been 100 on 23 May 2014, included two US presidents, and several UK prime ministers and heads of state from Africa and Asia

    100 years of Barbara Ward: IIED founder and champion of sustainable development

    On 23 May 2014, the International Institute for Environment and Development marked 100 years since the birth of its founder, Barbara Ward with a range of articles, interviews and videos

    23 May 2014 | Article | Communication
  • In the absence of electricity, students in Bangladesh are given charger lights so they can study at home (Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS)

    Ensuring an Energy Sustainable Development Goal delivers for poor people and the planet

    In late February, discussions over the post-2015 development agenda reached a milestone. The co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG), the body tasked with preparing a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposal for consideration by the UN General Assembly in September 2014, issued a "Focus Areas Document".

    25 March 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • People gesture and point at a man with a microphone.

    G8 summit: A revolutionary agenda

    The G8 leaders meet in Northern Ireland on June 17, with the UK in the chair, and trade, tax, and transparency as the text. It’s a revolutionary agenda, if seen through to the end.

    14 June 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • Drilling for oil in Mali.

    IIED urges G8 to see transparency as critical step on road to accountability

    Information alone is not enough. People need to be able to access and use information and this is something the G8 leaders can promote and support in concrete ways.

    14 June 2013 | News | Governance
  • Young people in Okola, Cameroon, cluster around a Global Positioning System that they are using to create a community map with geographical features.

    Future world: addressing the contradictions of planet, people, power and profits

    Our new paper on global trends aims to provoke debate as part of the process of developing IIED’s new five-year strategy. Read it and tell us what you think.

    7 June 2013 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • An oil flare in Port Harcourt Nigeria.

    Transparency: can it work for sustainable development?

    The world is finally waking up to the need for transparency in business deals. New EU transparency legislation was announced earlier this month and next month transparency will be a major theme at the G8 summit. This week the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has its bi-annual conference, and the UK and France have just announced they will join the initiative. The big question is can greater transparency help sustainable development?

    23 May 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • Satellite image of the zinc, lead and silver mine in Cerro de Pasco, Peru.

    Report scopes sustainability of China-Latin America relations

    A study examining Chinese trade and investment in mining, agriculture and forestry in Chile, Brazil and Peru says sustainability is increasingly on the agenda.

    9 May 2013 | News | Sustainable markets
  • Picture of students and speakers attending Fair Ideas.

    Students on Fair Ideas and the future they want

    Among the experts and practitioners attending Fair Ideas, a group of highly-engaged students discussed the future of our generation, questioned speakers, filmed short video interviews and brainstor

    10 July 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • A man points his finger at someone in a meeting room at a debate at a meeting on the sustainable development of the Amazon at Rio+20.

    Five things we’ve learnt from Rio+20

    While the outcomes from Rio +20 may not currently give grounds for much optimism, its value is likely to be in less tangible, longer-term changes in attitudes and understanding.

    3 July 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Defining the agenda for Rio +20: my analysis

    The UN draft agenda revealing the vision for Rio +20 sustainable development goals and what might be decided at the conference in June 2012 has been made public and reported on in the media.

    12 January 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Would you like to be my partner?

    The UN reports have yet to provide a clear overview of the progress made and for many of us directly involved in the business of creating credible partnerships the daily routine oscillates between excitement and frustration.

    31 May 2011 | Blog | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • The Nazca's folly: a pattern that won't go away?

    Some might say that archaeology is all about potsherds and old bones. But digging into the past can be a way of uncovering patterns of human behaviour with real relevance for our own time. And recently a group of archaeologists did just that, by unearthing an earlier culture that is an uncomfortable echo of our own. A study by this University of Cambridge group claims that the Nazca — a people famed for creating the gigantic ‘Nazca Lines’, patterns on a Peruvian desert that can only be seen from a plane — precipitated their own decline through excessive deforestation.

    15 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Recovery “kick off”? Of football, sausages and lost opportunities

    When it’s done, the global tally could be 50 million. So says the International Labour Organization (ILO) about job losses from this recession.In richer countries, that has meant growing pressure on central government resources, as formal jobs have been lost and draws on government benefits have increased. Estimates include 8 million jobs lost in the US and 1.3 million in the UK.In developing countries, people are more likely to juggle several jobs than in the developed world. This means underemployment

    11 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Blogging the corporate monster

    Last week, over 100 bloggers reacted to Prem Sikka’s ‘Comment Is Free’ piece in the Guardian, which opined that ‘big business must be forced to temper its obsession with profit and align corporate practice with social justice and democracy’.

    24 February 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • New Directions for Integrating Environment and Development in East Africa

    This paper synthesizes the findings of a study carried out to explore opportunities for sustainable development in East Africa. It is based on a survey of nearly 200 leaders in environment and development in Ethiopia., Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as international experts, and uses their views and recommendations as a foundation to suggest priorities for action towards sustainable development in East Africa.

    16 March 2009 | Article | Policy and planning
  • Sustainability appraisal framework for southern Africa

    Awareness and commitment to the idea of sustainable development is increasing around the world. Yet there remain real challenges concerning how it can be achieved and how progress might be measured.

    2 May 2008 | Project | Governance
  • Peer review of The Netherlands National Strategy for Sustainable Development

    Various mechanisms are used to monitor progress and implementation of National Strategies for Sustainable Development (NSDS), eg, internal reviews, external auditing, parliamentary and budgetary reviews, and indicator-based monitoring.

    1 May 2008 | Project | Governance
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