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April 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, Biodiversity Loss is A Development Issue: A rapid review of evidence, unpicks misunderstandings and sets out the evidence that biodiversity loss is much more than an environmental problem – it is an urgent development challenge. The biodiversity crisis is a development crisis and demands an engaged response from the development community.
April 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Nature-Based Solutions Initiative
This paper, Biodiversity Loss, Development Crisis?, mainstreams biodiversity loss in countries' development issues and raises the attention for people to require much more coordinated thinking and action than has happened to date. It is time for the development community to step up to this challenge and engage in the debate.
February 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This paper analyses and discusses options for addressing equity concerns in fisheries subsidy reform and calls for governments to consider the impacts of subsidies and subsidy reform on vulnerable social groups.
Guidance
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

It is notoriously difficult to obtain data for fisheries, especially for the more elusive small-scale sector, which tends to operate under the radar.

January 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This briefing looks at the Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems Project in El Salvador; through it the authors explore how to judge EbA effectiveness and discuss some of the policy, institutional and capacity-related hurdles — and opportunities — to rolling out EbA more fully across the country.
January 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This policy brief, Off-grid productivity: powering universal energy access, outlines how mainstreaming productive uses of energy (PUE) can drive economic development, boost demand for energy, and support governments' sustainable development plans based upon evidence and experiences from the Energy Change Lab, a programme led by IIED and Hivos that works closely with partners in Tanzania on productive uses of energy (PUE) for community entrepreneurs.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders of the Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy project activities in Djilor District in Senegal. EbA measures in this project site include the construction of anti-salt bunds, nursery establishment, applying assisted natural regeneration techniques, reforestation, introducing new roosters, vegetable gardening and establishing mechanisms for regulating the exploitation of natural resources. The report concludes that the project activities have improved the resilience of local communities, improved their adaptive capacity and reduced their vulnerability, with the benefits being felt by a range of social groups and a number of social co-benefits also emerging.
November 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Many of the world’s vital natural ecosystems, and the communities reliant on them, are vulnerable to climate change, yet ecosystems themselves can form a strong line of defense against the direct impacts of climate change. This paper argues that nature-based solutions are a key tool for meeting global goals on climate change and sustainable development.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This briefing, Harnessing Long-Term Strategies for Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient LDC Development, makes the case for why LDCs in particular should prepare their long-term strategies early. It also discusses incentives to support and rationalise doing so ahead of 2020.
13 November 2018
Webinar
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International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
On 13 November 2018 (2:00 - 3:30 PM GMT), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is hosting a webinar on "Gender and biodiversity conservation – progress and future directions".

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