Suzanne Fisher's blog posts

23 April 2014 |

Karachi is building upwards to house its expanding population, but unregulated building leaves poor families at risk. An IIED film outlines solutions that could benefit the whole city.

3 May 2013 |

In this digitally connected world, could virtual participants meaningfully follow and take part in an IIED conference, cutting carbon footprints and expense?

25 April 2013 |

Missed our live blog and webcast? Here are some highlights from the final day of the 7th community-based adaptation conference.

25 April 2013 |

Misperceptions of the drylands as barren and empty are leading to their mismanagement. An IIED mapping project aims to create a clearer picture of their value to pastoralists.

24 April 2013 |

Missed our live blog and webcast? Here are some highlights from the third day of the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation.

23 April 2013 |

Here are some highlights from today's events at the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA7) in Dhaka.

23 April 2013 |

People won’t become more resilient to the impacts of climate change unless the underlying causes of their vulnerability are analysed and addressed.

22 April 2013 |

Here are some highlights from today's 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA7).

9 April 2013 |

We took part in a fast-moving live AlertNet online chat on climate change adaptation today.

13 February 2013 |

It’s that time of year when lovers search about for meaningful Valentine’s Day gifts. Fluffy teddy bears that we would never even consider buying start to look like plausible gift options as the 14th draws ever closer and we begin to panic.

20 November 2012 |

No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at the debate on whether it had a future. Instead, all three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach and priorities, and shared with the audience different visions for how that model could be changed or overhauled.

27 June 2012 |

Or, at least, about communicating about it. Corporates are using innovative social media approaches when talking about sustainability — non-profits should take note.

30 May 2012 |

"Sustainable living is like teenage sex”, few are doing it, and fewer are doing it "properly" said Joanna Yarrow, Founding Director of Beyond Green, at the Ashden Awards.

30 May 2012 |

Save money, meet someone new and, while you’re at it, save some carbon. That’s the message liftshare is spreading.

8 May 2012 |

How do you estimate the cost of adapting to the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, and involve stakeholders in identifying the costs and benefits of the approaches identified? That is the task that’s been facing researchers and project managers from Malawi, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Morocco and Nepal this year. They’ve come together at IIED this week to draw lessons from their work and each other.