Simon Milledge's blog posts

4 November 2014 |

A United Nations working group has drafted targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which will expire next year. IIED's assessment finds a strong set of targets, but also trade-offs and missing issues.

16 July 2014 |

Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?

9 April 2014 |

Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests.

20 March 2014 |

Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform commodity chains that currently drive deforestation.

18 March 2013 |

Consumer demand for palm oil is growing fast. It ends up in food products, cosmetics and biodiesel, with demand set to double by 2030. With this expansion leading to large-scale deforestation, how do we reduce the forest footprint of commodities like palm oil, and increase demand for ‘deforestation-free’ ones?