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In this issue: IIED's latest annual report, our activities at the UN climate change conference in Warsaw and the launch of our latest book...

IIED newsletter, October 2013

News and blogs

Cyclone Nargis destroyed this home in Rangoon, Myanmar in 2008

Least developed countries lead on low-carbon resilience

Some of the least developed countries are at the forefront of an approach that combines efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and achieve economic and social development

Women working together to build a solar lighting circuit board. Credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Inga-1 Hydroelectric Dam
Smallholder forest-farm in Myanmar
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Our work

UN climate change conference

IIED will be at this year’s climate change talks (COP19), in Warsaw, Poland, that runs for two weeks from 11-22 November 2013.  Find out about all of our activities, side-events and workshops as well as our latest COP related news, blogs and publications by clicking on the link below:
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Cover image: Getting the Engagement of Local Institutions in the UN Development Agenda Post-2015Annual Report 2012/13: sharing learning for change

Learning is at the heart of IIED’s work: we place value on building our knowledge, creating the space to test out in practice what we have learnt and finding ways to bring people together to share ideas and experiences. This year's report takes stock of what we did in 2012-13, with a focus on the value of shared learning and the many benefits it brings.

Other recent publications:

Low carbon resilient development in the least developed countries

Scoping a green economy: a brief guide to dialogues and diagnostics for developing countries

Improving governance of forest tenure: a practical guide

Cutting ‘demand-driven’ deforestation

Housing density and housing preference in Bangkok's low-income settlements


Environment and Urbanization
The Environment and Urbanization journal celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and the 50th issue is now published :

Towards resilience and transformation for cities

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA)
Tools for supporting sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods (PLA 66)
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 Land grabbing: is conservation part of the problem or the solution?How climate finance can support sustainable development

Climate finance - international and national finance for mitigating and adapting to climate change - is stimulating innovative national planning that links climate resilience with more sustainable and equitable economic growth. This paper explores some of those initiatives, and how climate finance could effectively contribute to both medium-term national development strategies and longer-term global development goals and targets.

Assessing the social impacts of conservation policies: rigour versus practicality

Climate justice and international development: policy and programming

The role of local government in urban food security
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Save the date! | Book launch | Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of our latest book, 'Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications', on 28 November 2013.  We will also be launching ‘FishNet’ on the same evening - an online, multi-stakeholder portal that facilitates knowledge-sharing, learning and co-creation to promote increased understanding for fisheries sustainability.

Date:         Thursday 28 November 2013
Time:         17.00 - 17.30pm : Fishnet launch – refreshments will be provided.
                  17.45 - 20.00pm: Book launch and networking
Location:  IIED, 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH

To register:  RSVP to by Friday 8 November. Space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please reply as soon as possible if you would like to attend.
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