Climate action, IIED's new strategy, a webinar on women's voices in land governance and lots more in this month's newsletter
The Extinction Rebellion climate protesters marched through London and staged protests at several locations (Photo: Steve Eason, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Andrew Norton

The Paris Agreement always needed Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

Extinction Rebellion’s climate protests signal a moment of hope, suggests IIED director Andrew Norton. Big shifts rarely happen without a major challenge from people demanding action.

Read his blog for more on how mobilising citizen climate action links to government action.

Impact investing for positive environmental and social impacts could play an important role in financing sustainable development (Photo: Geoff Maddock, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Laura Kelly

Business as usual – or business with purpose?

As we launch our new strategy, Laura Kelly, director of IIED’s Shaping Sustainable Markets research group, considers how the private sector can respond to development and environmental challenges – and how IIED can support business to deliver positive change.

Read the blog now.

"Partnership is central to IIED’s DNA and we want to build more and deeper partnerships with business to learn what works (and what doesn’t)... to drive transformational change."

–  Laura Kelly
A farmer hoes her land in Tanzania (Photo: Mitchell Maher/International Food Policy Institute, Flickr via Creative Commons)

Local solutions to strengthen women’s voices in land governance 

Join our webinar on 30 April to discuss experiences from Ghana, Tanzania and Senegal of developing locally-negotiated solutions to strengthen women’s voices in land governance.

Find out more and register now.
Action for an ocean for all 

Action for an ocean for all 

70% of the Earth’s surface is ocean, and about 60% of that is the high seas. Those seas no longer lie out of reach, and coastal communities especially in developing countries are vulnerable to global problems.

Find out more how about how we plan to tackle these challenges in a recent longread.
Moving More Money: Can aggregation catalyse off-grid financing?
Issue paper, 60 pages

Moving More Money: Can aggregation catalyse off-grid financing?

The off-grid energy sector has a tremendous funding gap. Aggregation has great potential to channel finance into the millions of off-grid projects that will make universal energy access by 2030 possible. By bringing together projects and companies, aggregation can reduce transaction costs and mitigate risks, while opening a pathway for bigger investors to move more money into off-grid energy projects. 

Read the issue paper.
Future scenarios and projections for fisheries on the high seas under a changing climate
Working paper, 44 pages

Future scenarios and projections for fisheries on the high seas under a changing climate 

Marine biodiversity and ecosystems provide important benefits to human societies through fisheries. But the benefits are not shared equally among countries – and climate change will only exacerbate inequalities. Improving high seas fisheries governance would help redistribute benefits and reduce climate risks, especially in developing countries where many people depend on fish for their food and nutrition security, livelihoods and well-being. 

Read the working paper.
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


Forest business incubation: the heartbeat of healthy landscape livelihoods

Using forest ecosystems to build resilience in Chile

Scaling up community forest enterprises in Tanzania

How forest and farm producer organisations deliver social and cultural services
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


Biodiversity loss, development crisis?

Maximising ecosystem benefits through EIAs in areas beyond national jurisdiction

Maximisation des avantages écosystémiques grâce aux EIE dans les zones situées au-delà de la juridiction nationale
Now hiring: chair of IIED's board of trustees
Now hiring

Chair of IIED's board of trustees

Are you passionate about tackling the planet’s most pressing environment and development challenges? IIED is seeking an experienced leader to help us fulfil our mission: to build a fairer, more sustainable world using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. 

Find out more and apply by 31 May.

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