A new iied-led project in Kenya and Sri Lanka is exploring whether insurance schemes can compensate women and men small-scale farmers for crop and property damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants.
In the second blog in our series considering the role social movements play in promoting climate action, anna walnycki reflects on where the climate movement and inclusive cities agenda meet, and why climate activists should look south to learn from long-standing urban community actors.
In the first of a new series considering the important role social movements play in prompting climate action and protecting nature, sejal patel reflects on cop25, both as a researcher seeking to influence policy and as an individual passionate about climate justice.
Weak infrastructure would leave urban settlements in low-income countries highly vulnerable, should the rapid spread of COVID-19 continue.
A new article in the ‘journal of philosophical transactions b’ explores how experiences from large-scale social protection programs in the global south could help us link two important elements of ideas for a green new deal.
The coronavirus pandemic is a global tragedy on a scale that is still uncertain, and the possibilities are hard to fully grasp.
From the gobeshona conference, andrew norton and saleemul huq explain why a reimagined climate finance system that gets money into the hands of certain people must be high on the 2020 ‘super year’ agenda.
In kenya, participatory mapping makes it possible for indigenous knowledge to be included in planning and policy where for too long it was excluded, showing technology can bring people’s voices to power.
As 2020 begins, iied director andrew norton considers what it will take to galvanise meaningful action on climate change against a ticking clock and political reticence.
Companies are lagging behind when it comes to action on climate change.
Yamikani idriss describes malawi’s progress toward paris agreement goals to date and support still needed.
As in many African countries, Madagascar’s forests are under increasing pressure from agricultural expansion as growing populations seek to produce more food in an increasingly erratic climate.
Kenya’s transformational county climate change fund mechanism demonstrates how to get climate funds to the local level and involve the people who are most vulnerable to the hazards of a changing climate in deciding how to spend them.
How can urban health policy be effective when the data on residents’ and workers’ leading causes of premature death, illness and injury is inadequate?
Youth activists have energized climate action demands; But if young people in Nigeria are to join this global push, they need more knowledge.
As adaptation shares more of the limelight, champions of community-based adaption have messages on three key areas that international policymakers must hear.