Women climate negotiators, a new animation about the high seas, a photo exhibition, lots of new briefings and more this month.
Participants at the 2018 European Capacity Building Initiative workshop for new negotiators from least developed countries countries (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

Women in the UN climate negotiations: are we tipping the balance?

This year, International Women’s Day proclaimed “Better the balance, better the world.” But what’s the balance between women and men like in the forum responsible for deciding how the world tackles climate change?

In a recent blog, IIED's Brianna Craft and ICCCAD's Samantha McCraine take a closer look at how well women are represented in spaces where international decisions on climate change are made.

Governing the high seas: half of the planet that belongs to us all
New animation

Governing the high seas: half of the planet that belongs to us all

The final instalment in a series of three animations from IIED explores how a new global treaty – the first of its kind – could end lawlessness that threatens conservation of the high seas.

Watch the animation now.

"The animation condenses into 90 seconds how a new international and legally binding agreement, set to govern conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect marine species and the communities whose livelihoods and economies rely on the high seas."

Pump irrigation on a farm in Cooch Behar, in the Indian state of West Bengal (Photo: ICIMOD Kathmandu, Creative Commons via Flickr)
CBA13 policy engagement

Map vs territory: tackling the mismatch between adaptation policy and on-the-ground experience

Noel Oettle of the Environmental Monitoring Group in South Africa, and Bimal Regmi at Oxford Policy Management discuss issues under the ‘policy engagement’ theme at the upcoming CBA13 conference. 

Read the interview and register for CBA13.
A training course for women enterprise groups in Belize: “Something we should be doing more of" says Duncan Macqueen (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)
Interview with Duncan Macqueen

Strengthening producer organisations is key to making finance inclusive and effective

As part of the “Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes” interview series, IIED forest team leader Duncan Macqueen spoke with Tropenbos International, explaining the need to increase finance and investment in sustainable forestry and farming for smallholders.
A Bolivian woman stallholder sells potatoes and other vegetables. Bolivian diets are changing, moving away from traditional foods and towards processed foods (Photo: Mauricio Panozo, Lucano Photography)
Photo exhibition

The Bolivian diet: women’s voices and choices

A photo exhibition profiling 10 women from La Paz illustrates a food system that has the potential to embrace the country's traditional crops and agricultural biodiversity – but instead is increasingly dominated by highly processed fast food.

Take a look at the exhibition.
Money where it matters: designing funds for the frontier
Issue paper, 40 pages

Money where it matters: designing funds for the frontier

With only US$1 in every US$10 committed from climate funds for local level climate action, climate finance is failing to get money where it matters. We need to reimagine the climate finance system. This paper presents a new framework to get more finance to local institutions to tackle the drivers of poverty, resource degradation and climate change, and sets out the ways in which primary donors, global funds and financial intermediaries can help make this reimagined climate finance system a reality.

Download it now.
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


Chinese investment in DRC: a view from the forest

Cities for all? Rethinking urban displacement

High seas governance that benefits all: understanding area-based management tools

Refugees in cities: grassroots researchers shed light on basic needs
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


Bridging the gap: how inclusive finance boosts access to off-grid energy

Equity-focused, gender-responsive evidence: a blind spot in VNR reporting

Marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: a ‘common heritage of mankind’
Vacancies at IIED
Now hiring

Trustee vacancies (x2) – East/West Africa and Latin America/the Caribbean

We're seeking two trustees, one based in East/West Africa and one based in Latin America/the Caribbean, who have extensive experience of working in the field of international environment and development.

Find out more about the roles and apply by 11 April 2019.

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