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In this issue... social justice in the green economy, mainstreaming biodiversity and development, and what's next for REDD+?

IIED newsletter, May 2014

News and blogs

Solar panel on a rural Bangladesh home

Ten ways to secure social justice in the green economy

The International Institute for Environment and Development in collaboration with CAFOD has published guidelines that policymakers can follow to improve the social outcomes of green economy strategies.
Women washing laundry at Sélingué dam, Mali,
Deforestation in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Local community in Zimbabwe
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Our work

IIED publication Mainstreaming biodiversity and development

We are pleased to let you know that a range of useful tips, tools and practical guides, produced as part of the NBSAPs (national biodiversity strategy and action plans) 2.0 project are now available to download for free from the IIED website.

The NBSAPs 2.0 project is intended to guide the NBSAPs revisions process and build African leadership in biodiversity mainstreaming. Working in collaboration with the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre and focusing on four pilot countries – Botswana, Uganda, Namibia and the Seychelles – the project aims to build capacity for biodiversity mainstreaming, develop tools, provide technical support and share learning. This Darwin Initiative-funded project focuses on making sure poverty alleviation is included in the strategies and plans in four developing countries.
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Getting it together: how some local organisations in East Africa have succeeded in linking conservation and development

It is increasingly recognised that action at the local level underpins the success and sustainability of most environment and development initiatives. This report is based on profiles of five local organisations working to link biodiversity conservation and local development in and around protected areas in East Africa.

Growing Power: Exploring energy needs in smallholder agriculture

Prioritising support for locally controlled forest enterprises

Making REDD+ work for communities and forests: three shared lessons for project designers

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Building resilience to environmental change by transforming gender relations

How crucial is a gendered perspective on environmental change to
sustainable development? A recent workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss why gender relations are still largely absent from debates on climate change and disasters, what misconceptions may exist, and to define the broad lines of a forward-looking action research agenda.


Developing tools to secure land rights in West Africa: a ‘bottom up’ approach

Fine tuning international adaptation funding for the most vulnerable

Getting local governments, residents and enterprises to respond to the new IPCC assessment


CBA8: 8th conference on community-based adaptation to climate change

Over 400 participants from more than 60 countries attended CBA8 in Nepal last month. The conference concluded with the launch of the Kathmandu Declaration on Financing Local Adaptation, which saw delegates call for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change. You can catch up on the highlights and watch interviews with speakers and participants by clicking the link below:
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Assistant Coordinator, Forest Team

The Forest Team are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible administrator with some finance and communications experience.
Closing date: Monday 2 June at 5pm (UK time)

Chief Economist

We are seeking an established and influential figure in environmental economics to lead IIED’s environmental economics agenda and represent IIED externally within economics forums and institutions.
Closing date: 10am Thursday 5 June 2014

Senior Researcher, Legal Tools

The Natural Resources Group are seeking a postgraduate with a legal background to lead the development and implementation of policy-oriented research projects on investment law, land rights and legal empowerment.
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 27th May
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