IIED’s new podcast, China’s role in global green governance, tackling illegal wildlife trade, climate justice and other key issues in sustainable development.
Protecting our ocean: Make Change Happen podcast episode 1

IIED’s new podcast

IIED’s new ‘Make Change Happen’ podcast provides in-depth coverage of key issues in sustainable development today, and how we will play our part to make change happen. In the first episode we look at the world’s ocean – and how to protect it.

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A solar panel outside a rural house on stilts / A Chinese supported solar initiative hopes to protect Myanmar's teak forests while providing clean electricity and support for local livelihoods (Photo: Beth Walker/chinadialogue)
Critical theme

Can China help build a global eco-civilisation?

On 25 September, IIED and chinadialogue are hosting a Critical Theme to discuss China’s institution-building, and challenges and opportunities in global green governance.

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What does China’s growing focus on global governance mean for the environment, particularly as societies and governments in Europe and North America increasingly fracture and look inward?

A fisher waits with a large net attached to his small boat / Purse seine fishermen fish for squid and cuttlefish on the central coast of Vietnam. Because the ocean is interconnected, the governance of the high seas is critical to coastal communities (Photo: WorldFish/David Mills, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
Blog by Essam Yassin Mohammed

New rules for governing high seas must be fair for everyone 

This week, UN member states began the third round of talks on an international law for governing life in the high seas. Helping make sure global agreements are fair and equitable for everyone is part of IIED's work towards an inclusive blue economy.

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This African grey parrot was one 86 animals being smuggled onto a bus by a wildlife trader in Vietnam (Photo: Wildlife Alliance, Creative Commons via Flickr)

IIED calls for more attention on effective community engagement in tackling illegal wildlife trade 

This week saw the meeting of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Research shows greater attention needs to be paid to reporting on impact and effectiveness, rather than simply reporting on activities undertaken.

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Women farmers work the land in Ghana. Only 6% of African farmland is irrigated and rainfall is becoming more variable with climate change (Photo: Curt Carnemark/World Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
Blog by IIED director Andrew Norton

Climate justice and the IPCC special report on land

The IPCC’s new report detailing how climate change is impacting land is a significant warning for climate justice.

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Cover: Informal food vendors and their role in the food and nutrition security of low-income workers in Bandung City, Indonesia
Research report, 32 pages

Informal food vendors and their role in the food and nutrition security of low-income workers in Bandung City, Indonesia

Research report raises some important questions about whether policymakers have overlooked the central role that street food plays in the food security of low-income workers, who underpin the city’s economy.

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IIED Briefings, sample cover
IIED Briefing papers


How local rules can promote inclusive land governance in Tanzania

Tackling the illegal wildlife trade: promises made, progress reported

Apes, crops and communities: land concessions and conservation in Cameroon
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The Climate Change research group at IIED is looking for a coordinator to provide administrative support to the drylands team's portfolio of work, focusing on the decentralised climate finance programme of work.

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