This month: climate change governance, launch of phase II of Forest Farm Facility, community voices on the illegal wildlife trade and more.
Clearing flood damage in Fiji. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is leading the development of a long-term climate vision for his country (Photo: Ben Beiske, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Ensuring good governance strategies for tackling climate change

Long-term strategies under the Paris Agreement – key principles for good governance

The Paris Agreement calls for Parties to communicate their long-term, low greenhouse gas emission development strategies by 2020. Following from the Global Meeting on Long-term Low Emissions and Development Strategies, Principal researcher Achala Abeysinghe looks at how to ensure good governance for these strategies

Recovering wildlife populations in Namibia are largely attributed to policies that give local people rights to benefit from wildlife on their land (Photo: Ronald Woan, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by James Mayers

There’s justice in the battle for biodiversity

Increasingly recognised as the irreplaceable basis of our natural world, biodiversity is also fundamental to human wellbeing and sustainable development. Director of natural resources James Mayers looks at why effective conservation action is inextricably linked with development and social justice.

Read his blog on the IIED website.

"We need effective solutions: biodiversity underpins all the Sustainable Development Goals. To find them, all actors must keep up with a fast-moving world."

–  James Mayers
Workshop participants undertake a participatory resource mapping exercise for community enterprises (Photo: Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources - ANSAB)
Project news

Forest and Farm Facility launches Phase II

IIED and partners FAO, IUCN and AgriCord have launched Phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility. This is the second stage of a highly successful international partnership that provids support to forest and farm producer organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Find out more about the project.
Elephants in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: George Lamson, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Call for interest in participating

Community voices on illegal wildlife trade 

We’re inviting community representatives to express their interest in participating in a London workshop on how to effectively engage with the illegal wildlife trade at the local level.

Find out more and email your expression of interest to participate by 31 July 2018.
A local blackout in Dar Es Salaam. Power outages in Tanzania's capital are often caused by old cables and transformers (Photo: jay grandin, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Ben Garside and Davida Wood

Improving Tanzania’s power quality: can data help?

Tanzania is prone to blackouts and brownouts. IIED senior researcher Ben Garside and Davida Wood of WRI discuss whether customer-sourced data can help solve Tanzania's electricity supply problems.

Read the blog at the IIED website.
Early morning in the Indonesian city of Jakarta reveals heavy air pollution, largely caused by its notorious traffic jams. (Photo: Aaron Minnick/World Resources Institute, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Sarah Colenbrander and Andrew Sudmant

How tackling climate change could tackle inequality

In a blog that first appeared at CityMetric, senior researcher Sarah Colenbrander and Andrew Sudmant of University of Leeds report that cutting greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas will benefit vulnerable residents the most.

Read their blog now.
Artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania – Evidence to inform an ‘action dialogue’
Research report, 101 pages

Artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania – Evidence to inform an ‘action dialogue’

In collaboration with Tanzanian partners, we convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue process to identify solutions to promote formalised, rights-based, productive ASM within a more inclusive and responsible mining sector. 

This report presents the findings of research carried out to inform this dialogue
Chinese investments and Africa’s small-scale producers: disruptions and opportunities
Research report, 125 pages

Chinese investments and Africa’s small-scale producers: disruptions and opportunities

This report aims to understand Chinese trade and investments in Africa’s rural economy in the agriculture, forestry and mining sectors. The impacts on rural producers are generally positive as they gain cash incomes to purchase food, education and assets, and are able to integrate into the global commodity trade.

The report shows however that positive socio-economic gains were accompanied by high environmental risks.
IIED Briefings
IIED Briefing papers


Transforming gender relations: upscaling collective action in women’s entrepreneurship

Humanitarian response for development: lessons from Tropical Cyclone Winston

Urban ARK 11: Improving solid waste management practices to reduce health risks in Nairobi and Mombasa

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