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In this issue: A Nobel Peace Prize nomination, the post-2015 development agenda, and the elephant in the room.

IIED newsletter, February 2014

News and blogs

Jockin Arputham, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, gives HRH Prince Charles an insight into urban development issues and a tour of Dharavi (Photo: SPARC)

IIED partners nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Jockin Arputham and Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), the largest urban slum dweller movement in the world, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
A panel discusses artisanal and small-scale mining at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town
An Ethiopian farmer demonstrates the the impact of rain shortage on his maize crop
Certified tea is among the commodities to have experience strong market growth.
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Our work

Are alternative livelihoods projects effective?

IIED has teamed up with CIFOR and the Zoological Society of London to undertake a systematic review to try and understand the effectiveness of these projects in reducing poverty and conserving biodiversity.  We are looking for references that document the use of an alternative livelihood intervention and need your help! We are looking for copies of relevant documents such as project reports, journal articles and book chapters and pointers to key sources.
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Publication cover: Transforming global development Transforming global development: An LDC perspective on the post-2015 agenda

This paper, prepared by an independent group of experienced development practitioners from LDCs, explores global development issues of most relevance to LDCs and offers suggestions on common positions that would help LDCs assure that their development objectives are effectively incorporated into the post-2015 framework and goals.

Convergence and contention: The Least Developed Countries in post-2015 debates

Inclusive Green Growth in Zambia: Scoping the needs and potentials

Assessing Kazakhstan's policy and institutional framework for a green economy

Sustainable fisheries certification

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Thumbnail image: The elephant in the room: sustainable use in the illegal wildlife trade debateThe elephant in the room: sustainable use in the illegal wildlife trade debate

Illegal transnational wildlife trade is currently attracting considerable international attention. This paper urges policymakers to combine law enforcement and efforts to reduce demand with incentives that encourage poor communities to use wildlife in a sustainable and well regulated way.

Thumbnail image: Fisheries and the post-2015 development agendaFisheries and the post-2015 development agenda

World fish stocks are running dangerously low. If current trends continue, we are likely to see ‘fishless oceans’ by 2050 and millions of livelihoods lost. Therefore, as countries debate and define goals and targets for development after 2015, fisheries must be central to the agenda.
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Event logo Payments for environmental services event

It's less than a month to go until our conference to explore the best ways to make schemes that compensate protectors of natural resources fairer and more inclusive. The event is on Friday 21 March 2014 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

The conference is free to attend but spaces are limited. To register online please follow the link below.
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Principal Researcher - Environmental Economics, Sustainable Markets Group. Closing date Wednesday 26 February 2014.
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