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10 May 2016
Research shared at a workshop in Yangon with government officials, private sector and civil society organisations shows that, at most, only 34 per cent of the population has access to grid quality electricity, and 38,000 villages have no electricity at all. The findings are the early results from research carried out by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, IIED, and the Institute for Essential Services Reform
5 May 2016
Scientists from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar are calling on their countries to develop a shared plan for sustainably managing the hilsa fishery
28 April 2016
The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10), closed on 28 April in Bangladesh urging NGOs, infrastructure investors and government to work with community federations for mainstreaming local level adaptation and ensuring that finance reaches those most vulnerable to climate change in urban settlements
23 March 2016
Minerals Commission and partners spearhead participatory reform in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector
24 February 2016
Plans agreed by the world's governments in 2015 to address climate change and eradicate poverty currently do little to meet the needs of more than half the world's population, say experts from the International Institute for Environment and the Green Economy Coalition
28 January 2016
A diverse group of national and community leaders will collaborate to turn Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector into an engine for growth and equity
30 November 2015
The cost of all 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) implementing their post-2020 climate action plans, is estimated to be around US$93 billion a year, says a paper published by IIED
26 November 2015
Extreme poverty and climate change impacts, both already affecting millions of people worldwide, can be overcome by ambitious, climate-resilient development designed to tackle global inequality, say the organisations behind Development & Climate Days (D&C Days) – an issue at the very heart of this year’s critical UN climate change summit in Paris
18 November 2015
Researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are calling on negotiators at Paris COP21 to ensure that the most vulnerable people – including mountain communities – are given special attention in a robust and binding climate treaty next month
14 November 2015
Following the recent ‘pre-COP’ (Conference of the Parties) ministerial meeting, the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group is calling on the G20 to further the discussions and push for greater ambition ahead of the COP21 climate change negotiations
13 November 2015
Following US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent comments that the Paris summit might not deliver a legally binding treaty to fight climate change (like that of the Kyoto protocol), the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) negotiating group had some strong words to share with the secretary
30 October 2015
The chair of the Least Developed Countries group, Mr Giza Gaspar-Martins of Angola, has responded to the UNFCCC's release of its synthesis of the INDCs submitted by the UNFCCC 1 October deadline
20 October 2015
Developed and wealthy nations must allow their policies to reflect the magnitude and urgency of action needed to tackle climate change, thus allowing a serious boost in ambition in this last round of climate negotiations before December's Paris UN talks, say the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group
7 October 2015
World leaders have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but arguably Goal six – the water and sanitation goal – will have the hardest job building on the work undertaken by the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A timely special double edition of the journal Environment and Urbanization on "sanitation and drainage in cities" explores persistent gaps in urban sanitation provision and ways to address them
2 October 2015
World leaders left New York having agreed a framework for the world’s sustainable development, but for mountain communities around the world this action can’t come quickly enough. Climate change is already here, threatening their food security, nutrition and livelihoods
25 September 2015
International Institute for Environment and Development director Andrew Norton is available for interviews on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will be attending the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 25-27 September, where it is expected that new global development goals will be agreed that take us up to 2030
25 September 2015
A new book that challenges those who see drylands agriculture and livestock systems as inherently vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty will be discussed at a launch on Wednesday, 23 September (12.30-2pm) at the European Commission's Infopoint
4 September 2015
Putting control of forest land into democratic local businesses could significantly slow or even halt man-made forest loss, according to new research to be released on Monday, 7 September at the 15th World Forestry Congress, held this year in Durban, South Africa
20 August 2015
'Valuing variability: new perspectives on climate resilient drylands development' provides fresh perspectives on the value of dryland production systems from across Asia and Africa
14 July 2015
A new report into the drivers and impacts of wildlife crime in Uganda was launched on Wednesday, 8 July
13 July 2015
IIED staff will be attending the Third International Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-16 July
10 July 2015
Ghana is the first country to benefit from a global series of in-country, cross-sector dialogues on artisanal and small-scale gold mining
9 July 2015
A new IIED report has undertaken the first thorough analysis of the legal issues surrounding investment treaties and land rights, highlighting the vulnerability of land rights in low and middle-income countries and the risk that contesting 'land grabs' may expose states to large compensation claims
30 June 2015
Diverse groups that make up the mining sector have outlined and begun work on two key issues that present barriers to an integrated industry
11 June 2015
Proposals for a new Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund that aims to relieve the financial burden from the government and help bridge the finance gap were discussed by Bangladesh fisheries officials and researchers and practitioners on 11 June