International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Last chance to register for CBA11!  Also this month read about a new global public health initiative, Zambia food security and more.
June 2017
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CBA11: Last chance to book your place

Wednesday 14 June is the last day to register to attend CBA11 in Kampala. Don't miss your chance to find out and share how communities globally are using their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action on climate change.  

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News and blogs

Photo: A Zambian farmer in his maize field. (Photo: Wesley Wakunuma)

Promoting diversity on the farm – and the plate

As a recent meeting in Lusaka showed, Food Change Labs run by IIED and Hivos offer an innovative path towards greater diversity on the farm and on the plate in Zambia.
A Coca-Cola sign outside a small town in Benin. (Photo: Lorena Pajares, Creative Commons via Flickr)

Bloomberg and public health: did he get it right?

While welcoming the support from Michael Bloomberg for a new city-focused global public health initiative, IIED senior fellow David Satterthwaite and researcher Sarah Colenbrander raise concerns about what is not included.
Photo: US President Trump

Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement will isolate US as world remains committed to tackling climate change

In response to US President Trump's announcement that the United States has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "US President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will be a huge blow to the United States' economy and its global standing. It directly contradicts the president's aims for America to be great again and play a lead role on the world stage."

Read the full statement here.

New publications this month

Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Ghana
Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Ghana highlights the key drivers of pressure on rural land and their communities, such as population growth, urbanisation and acquisition of land by new actors, including government and business. It draws on two case studies and shows how rural communities are changing how they access and manage land.
Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia
Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia describes how diversification of agriculture and food systems in Zambia can contribute to improving Zambian food and nutrition security, while also building more resilient food systems. It outlines policy recommendations on how the food and agriculture sector can better serve the country’s population through the development of sustainable diets for all.
Legal empowerment in agribusiness investments: harnessing political economy analysis
Legal empowerment in agribusiness investments: harnessing political economy analysis is aimed at legal empowerment practitioners and analysts. It explores how political economy analysis can help practitioners make sense of the issues, and distils insights from practical experience on how legal empowerment initiatives can rise to the challenge.
Pocket guide to capacity building for climate change
Pocket guide to capacity building for climate change is a publication of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) training and support programme, which focuses on building the capacity of UNFCCC negotiators from vulnerable developing countries.

This guide is based on a 2016 ecbi background paper that seeks to provide specific guidance on the key ingredients for sustainable capacity building. It draws on the lessons learned from previous capacity building efforts by development agencies, and specifically under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Briefings

Tackling violence against women and girls in urban humanitarian crises: the case of Gaza

Evaluation: a missed opportunity in the SDGs’ first set of Voluntary National Reviews

Refugees in urban Egypt: it’s time to reassess UNHCR’s 2009 Policy on refugee protection and solutions in urban areas
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