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In this issue...payments for ecosystem services, locally controlled forestry in Mozambique and a new guidebook for journalists on climate change in Africa.

IIED newsletter, January 2014

News and blogs

People living amid the arid terrain of Wajir in Kenya will benefit from the expansion of a pilot project

Kenyan local climate fund's success heralds expansion to 29% of nation

A pilot project to support adaptation to climate change at the local level in Kenya's Isiolo County has been such a success that it is being replicated in four more counties, to cover a combined 29 per cent of the nation.
A native bird in Costa Rica found in a payments for environmental services project run by IIED and FONAFIFO
The stylish modelling of the Singapore City skyline may not be appropriate for cities in Africa and could deepen social inequalities
A village in North Sri Lanka benefits from energy provided by a solar panel
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Our work

shaping sustainable markets logo Register now | Payments for environmental services conference

What are the best ways to make schemes that compensate protectors of natural resources fairer and more inclusive? This conference  aims to explore the latest thinking on the issue from researchers, policy makers, funders and practitioners, and to share lessons learned.

When: 21 March 2014
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh
Register: Email or follow the link below to register online
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Reconfiguring Urban Adaptation FinanceReconfiguring Urban Adaptation Finance

This paper examines international, national and municipal mechanisms for financing adaptation, and reveals the systemic barriers that prevent money being channelled into the hands of low-income and highly vulnerable urban residents in low- and middle-income countries, and hinder effective urban adaptation.

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Event logo International conference on community-based adaptation (CBA8)

What are the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices? The 8th international conference on community-based adaption (CBA8) will provide the latest thinking from climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners to answer this question, and to share lessons learned.

Date: 24-30 April 2014
Where: Katmandu, Nepal
Register: Please register by following the link below

If you can't attend the event you can also register as a virtual participant to watch conference presentations and receive regular updates throughout the event.
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We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Volunteer Publications Assistant: Free Dissemination Scheme

  • Assistant Coordinator (Edinburgh)

  • Principal Researcher - Environmental Economics, Sustainable Markets Group 

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