This month: how Chinese companies are changing Africa, the importance of governance of the high seas, climate negotiations and nature-based solutions.
River and forest aerial view

Finding a green path for China and Africa?

Chinese investment and trade is having a huge impact on African forests. Our longread gives a full review of the issues, the project work to date and the way things are heading.

Find out how Chinese companies are changing Africa


Helping the LDCs negotiate the high seas

More from us on oceans… In advance of next month's Intergovernmental Conference on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), Essam Yassin Mohammed explains why we need fair and inclusive governance of the high seas

More about the project and a video explainer

Guest blog by Xaysomphone Souvannavong

How I learnt to make my voice count at the UN climate negotiations

A climate negotiator from Laos explains how a recent training workshop gave her the tools to navigate the complex UN climate talks and the skills to push for more positive outcomes.

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Project news

Consensus grows on nature-based solutions to climate change, but challenges remain

Experts point to growing awareness of the potential of nature-based solutions to climate change – but say work must be done to improve understanding and policy take-up

Two new video interviews

Research report, 132 pages

China in Mozambique's Forests

Report compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.

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People clearing flood damage in Fiji
Blog by Achala C Abeysinghe

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

The Paris Agreement calls for Parties to communicate their long-term development strategies by 2020.

How can good governance for these strategies be ensured?

Blog by Duncan Macqueen

Crucial agreement with China could save Mozambique’s forests

Chinese companies can help Mozambique conserve country’s threatened forests, writes Duncan Macqueen.

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"Mozambique exports 93% of its timber to China"

Research report, 57 pages

Towards legal and sustainable investments by China in Africa’s forests. Steps taken by Chinese organisations and the path ahead

One of five country reports that describe the significant progress made by IIED’s China-Africa Forest Governance Project

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IIED Briefings

Mainstreaming adaptation benefits for Bangladesh’s freshwater ecosystems

The unplanned climate change adaptation benefits of a programme focused on Bangladesh’s freshwater ecosystems is making a case for this kind of initiative to be formally included in the country’s ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and climate change responses.

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