We're seeking a new chair, blogs on biodiversity loss and urban adaptation, and more on a new website launch below.
IIED's Andrew Norton and chair Rebeca Grynspan with Gro Harlem Brundtland at the 2018 Barbara Ward lecture (Photo: Julius Honnor/Contentious for IIED)

Come on board: IIED seeks new chair

As IIED seeks a chair for our international board of trustees, director Andrew Norton considers how a strong new strategy and surge in public awareness of the climate emergency make this an exciting time to join us.

'Our board is vital. They challenge and guide us as we work to address critical environment and development issues,' comments Andrew Norton in his recent blog.

Find out more about the role of chair and how to apply.

In warm climates bats are important pollinators and seed dispersers. The ongoing decline in the number of pollinating insects and animals threatens global crop production (Photo: Carms, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Dilys Roe

Development organisations beware! Biodiversity loss is not just an environmental issue

Principal researcher Dilys Roe explains why development organisations can no longer remain absent from debates on how to tackle dangerous declines in biodiversity.

Read the blog.

"Biodiversity loss is hitting the poorest people first and hardest. Biodiversity underpins environmental goods and services that poor communities can ill-afford to ‘buy in’ – such as flood protection, drought resilient crops, and wild-caught protein"


–  Dilys Roe
The new website offers all content in both French and English (Image: IIED/LandCam)
Website launch

New 'Landcam' website launched

IIED and partners the Centre for Environment and Development (CED) and the Réseau de lutte contre la faim, Network for the Fight Against Hunger, (RELUFA) have launched the new www.landcam.org website to support the process of reforming laws governing the rights to land and natural resources in Cameroon. 

Find out more.
A view of the migrant informal community of Marathahalli, Bengaluru (Photo: Kavya Michael)
Guest blog by Eric Chu and Kavya Michael

‘Participatory’ adaptation plans aren’t working for migrants in cities

A paper in the latest issue of the journal Environment & Urbanization highlights how urban plans for adapting to climate change often leave out migrant populations living in informal settlements.

Guest bloggers Eric Chu and Kavya Michael call for a rethink.
LDCs, negotiations and the climate crisis: Will the poorest countries benefit from the COP24 climate package?
Issue paper, 32 pages

LDCs, negotiations and the climate crisis: Will the poorest countries benefit from the COP24 climate package?

This issue paper puts the climate crisis, the prevailing political context and the Least Developed Country (LDC) perspective into frame. It looks at the Katowice package of outcomes and delves into the implementation guidelines adopted at COP24; and looks at 2019 and beyond regarding opportunities and some reflections. 

Download it now.
Analyse widely, act deeply: forest and farm producer organisations and the goal of climate resilient landscapes
Discussion paper, 28 pages

Analyse widely, act deeply: forest and farm producer organisations and the goal of climate resilient landscapes

This paper explores the possible motivations and actions for climate resilient landscapes amongst four different sorts of forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs): indigenous peoples’ organisations, community forest organisations, forest and farm producer groups, and processing groups in urban and peri-urban contexts. The Forest and Farm Facility aims to help FFPOs to further develop and pursue such practical actions over the next five years. 

Download the discussion paper.
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From monitoring goals to systems-informed evaluation: insights from SDG14 

Building a global biocultural brand to support indigenous landscapes
We're hiring
Now hiring

Head, global climate law, policy and governance programme

The Climate Change research group at IIED is looking for a head of its global climate law, policy and governance programme to lead the strategic direction and delivery of the programme and provide legal, technical and strategic advice to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group in the UN climate negotiations.

Find out more and apply by Friday, 31 May 2019.


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