In this month’s issue...we focus on COP21. Read all of the latest blogs, download new briefing papers and watch our coverage from Paris.
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The entrance to Le Bourget, the venue for the UN climate talks (COP21) (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons via Flickr)

LDC climate action plans estimated to cost US$93.7 billion per year

A report by IIED has estimated the cost of all 48 Least Developed Countries implementing their post-2020 climate action plans to be around US$93 billion per year.

A new kind of brew: smallholder coffee and carbon

Has shade coffee shed new light on the multiple benefits from improved agricultural systems? Read a new blog from IIED's Ina Porras as she shares her thoughts after a side event at the Global Landscape Forum. 
Mary Robinson addresses the Development and Climate Days, with (from left to right), Katharine Mach, IPCC; Claudia Martinez, CDKN; Janos Pasztor, UN (Photo: Climate Centre, Creative Commons via Flickr)

Global solidarity needed to confront climate crisis

At this years Development and Climate Days, Mary Robinson, the former Irish President called for global solidarity to tackle the climate impacts which fall disproportionately on the poorest peoples. 

Spotlight on...IIED at COP21 

Salaton Ole Ntutu, a Maasai cultural leader, and Stephen Ole Kisotu, of the Medungi project, address delegates at CBA9 in April 2015
As COP21 continues in Paris is week, there is still time to watch Saleemul Huq's daily video updates which include the latest news from the talks, with a special focus on the issues affecting the Least Developed Countries.

You can also watch our Road to Paris series of interviews explaining the UN climate talks from the Least Developed Countries' perspectives. 

New briefings this month:

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REDD+ strives to be equitable, but often focuses on only part of the picture, so that even apparently-strong strategies may be less equitable on closer inspection. Our new briefing paper, Applying three dimensions of equity to REDD+  highlights that achieving greater equity in REDD+ needs attention to three dimensions: recognition (of rights, knowledge and institutions), procedure (inclusive decision-making) and distribution (of benefits and costs). 
REDD+ and the private sector: tapping into domestic markets

Delivering climate and development finance to the poorest: intermediaries that ‘leave no-one behind’

Ten principles to help assess funding for local climate adaptation

Carbon investors and smallholders: a symbiotic relationship

Vulnerable communities: getting their needs and knowledge into climate policy

Vulnerable communities: climate adaptation that works for the poor

Beyond loans: instruments to ensure the poor access climate and development finance

Events: Save the date! 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10), which will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 21-28 April, 2016. Registration opens soon so watch this space! 
Visit the CBA10 page

Job vacancy: Production manager

The Communications team at IIED is seeking a communications professional, for a 5 month fixed-term maternity cover starting end of January. 

Closing date: 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 17 December 2015

Job vacancy: Chief operating officer

We are currently seeking to appoint a chief operating officer to play a leadership and management role to help deliver IIED's ambitious strategy as it responds to a period of great change in the world.

Closing date: 9.00am (GMT) on Sunday 3 January 2016

Job vacancy: Senior coordinator (agroecology)

The Natural Resources Group (NRG) is seeking an experienced coordinator to provide financial, administrative and communications support to the agroecology team and its partners; assist with managing team budgets; and facilitate the coordination of team members and activities. 

Closing date: Tuesday 5 January 2016


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