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  • Bhutan has committed to remain carbon neutral, mainly thanks to its high forest carbon sequestration capacity. Some people say that trees in Bhutan have legal rights, referring to the constitutional mandate for 60% of our land area to remain forested for all time. (Adam Brill, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Negotiating transparency for the Paris deal: next stop, Bangkok

    As climate experts gather in Bangkok for the final negotiating session before the December UN climate talks, guest blogger Tshewang Dorji discusses the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement – and why these need to work for the LDCs.

    28 August 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Laos is heavily dependent on traditional agriculture and is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as flooding (Photo: Magalie L'Abbé, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    How I learnt to make my voice count at the UN climate negotiations

    A junior climate negotiator from Laos explains how a recent training workshop gave her the tools to navigate the complex UN climate talks and the skills to push for more positive outcomes for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from these crucial international exchanges

    23 July 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Flooding in Fiji. Fiji's prime minister has said the his nation is in "a fight for survival" as climate change brings almost constant cyclones (Photo: TC Evans/Fijian Government)

    The Talanoa dialogue: sharing stories in Bonn to inspire ambitious climate action

    As the spring UN climate change conference in Bonn gets under way, IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the Talanoa dialogue – an unprecedented consultation process designed to bring together different voices to strengthen countries’ climate pledges and keep the Paris Agreement on course

    2 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama speaks at the podium at the start of the pre-COP23 ministerial meeting. He called for a coalition of partners to reach 1.5 degrees (Photo: Achala Abeysinghe/IIED)

    Least Developed Countries Group sets out priorities for COP23

    The chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has issued the group's key priorities at a high-level preparatory meeting for the next UN climate talks

    25 October 2017 | News | Climate change
  • The logo for Development and Climate Days 2017

    Join us for the 15th Development & Climate Days at COP23

    Registrations have opened for Development & Climate Days 2017, which will explore four key themes towards climate resilience for all

    14 September 2017 | News | Climate change
  • According to an African saying, "when two elephants fight, the grass gets trampled". When it comes to climate justice, the Least Developed Countries are the grass (Photo: Stephen Baines, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    Saleemul Huq discusses a new book exploring the thorny and highly topical issue of climate justice. The book includes a chapter he co-authors with Achala Abeysinghe

    3 August 2017 | Article | Climate change
  • Cover of Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    Book summary: Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

    IIED's Achala Abeysinghe and Saleemul Huq co-author a chapter in the book Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World, exploring the different viewpoints from leading experts on what would be a just outcome to the climate change problem. Book summary includes: a Q&A with one of the authors

    2 August 2017 | Article | Climate change
  • President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in front of an audience of administration officials and supporters who had been gathered in the White House Rose Garden (Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House)

    US Paris withdrawal: where now for climate action?

    President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement elicited a collective sigh of despair from the environmental community. But his action creates opportunities as well as challenges

    14 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A poster advertises Donald Trump's appearance at a "Wealth Expo" (Photo: Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The new Trump index: how much does one individual threaten the planet?

    An index from 2001 needs updating to reflect how policies championed by US President-elect Trump threaten global ecological sustainability

    1 December 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Achala Abeysinghe focuses on why a legally binding agreement is essential (Image: IIED)

    A legally binding agreement in Paris? Points to watch

    Achala Abeysinghe sets out the key requirements for a legally binding agreement on combatting climate change at the Paris summit

    3 December 2015 | News | Climate change
  • Political leaders, experts and civil society representatives from the Least Developed Countries (Image: IIED)

    What do the Least Developed Countries want from COP21?

    A series of nine new interviews brings together different voices from the world’s Least Developed Countries to ask what they want from COP21 in Paris

    25 November 2015 | News | Climate change
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