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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
Online
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".
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This case study takes a look at how Bhutan is taking steps towards putting the Paris Agreement into practice and embarking on a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that is adapted to its unique circumstances, and compares Bhutan's efforts with those of other nearby countries.
Guidance
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The handbook Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A handbook for EbA in mountain, dryland and coastal ecosystems is a tool guide to plan and implement ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in developing countries to help address the increasing impacts of climate change. It provides a practical guidance for EbA in drylands, mountains and coastal zones, since these ecosystems and the people living in them are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report summarises progress made by the IIED China-Africa Forest Governance Project, and shares insights from project experiences into the state of China’s role in African forest governance and provides suggestions for the next steps in the China-Africa relationship.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
China in Mozambique's Forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability, compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.
June 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Traditional farmers in the Central and Eastern Indian Himalayas have observed significant climatic changes in recent years, reducing agricultural productivity.

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