IIED has partnered with Both ENDS for a side event at this year's UNFCCC COP23: Delivering Money Where It Matters: effective climate action through predictable local climate finance
During this side event on 13 November, we will hear from governments, NGOs and small grants funds from across the globe sharing first-hand experiences of driving effective, equitable and efficient climate action at the local level. They will explore what needs to happen next for climate finance to evolve and enable developing countries to deliver their own contributions to the Paris Agreement. The panel will bring fresh insights to achieving sustained, predictable and regular flows of climate finance to where it is most needed.
Responsible investment provisions in international investment treaties: where next?
At the recent UNCTAD High-Level IIA Conference, Lorenzo Cotula discussed how international investment treaties could promote more responsible investment and argued that there is still much to do.
Spotlight on... Small ventures, big hopes
In Small ventures, big hopes, the second in a series of three 'stories of change' on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), we find out how miners and communities in Tanzania are turning small mines and quarries into responsible businesses and coming together to tackle the environmental impact of mining.
New publications this month
Urban refugees in Delhi face many problems that affect their ability to live meaningful lives in the city: no legal frameworks to guarantee their protection; difficulty finding work; discrimination; and poverty. Groups struggle to achieve self-reliance and realise their aspirations. Urban refugees in Delhi: identity, entitlements and well-being explores the factors that have contributed this state of insecurity, and poses an alternative way of supporting refugee self-reliance, using the Capability Approach.
Smallholder farmers in coastal Kenya are significantly affected by climate change, particularly in semi-arid and dryland areas. They have developed a number of innovations to enhance resilience and productivity, eg. crop diversification using resilient local varieties, new planting techniques and wild tree domestication. Smallholder farming systems in coastal Kenya: Key trends and innovations for resilience explores these key trends and innovations to address climatic and socioeconomic challenges.
It argues that improving agricultural productivity in dryland environments is possible by working with climatic uncertainty rather than seeking to control it – a view that runs contrary to decade of development practice in arid and semi-arid lands. (Also in English)
IIED is looking for a South Asian national based in country who has extensive experience of working in the field of international environment and development. This will be someone with wide-ranging strategic experience at board level who has ideally fulfilled a trustee role in a not-for-profit organisation.