June 2012

1 June 2012
'Change' was the underlining theme for day one of the workshop, Implications of Climate Change for Drylands Planning in Tanzania at District and National Levels: Opportunities and Challenges. It’s about a changing climate, but it’s also about changing attitudes, approaches and planning processes.
7 June 2012
The mining and minerals industry has made major advances towards sustainability but the sector faces new challenges as governments in the global South reassert control over their natural resources yet lack the capacity to ensure mining can contribute to sustainable development.
8 June 2012
A process to develop the world’s first people’s manifesto for democracy and sustainable development will kick off on 16 June at IIED's Fair ideas conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
8 June 2012
On 16-17 June, IIED will hold a major event at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. The Fair ideas conference will gather leading experts in sustainable development from around the world. Here are five good reasons for journalists to be there.
13 June 2012
Governments and businesses must give local people more control over forests to maximise social, economic and environmental benefits, says a new book by IIED and the G3 — a global network whose members manage a quarter of the world’s forests.
13 June 2012
The following 30-minute press briefings will take place during the IIED Fair ideas conference in Rio on 16-17 June.
20 June 2012
IIED's report summarises what leading thinkers — including government ministers, business leaders, senior scientists and environmentalists, UN agency staff and representatives of community organisations and indigenous peoples — said at IIED’s two-day conference in Rio de Janeiro, on 16-17 June.