IIED and partners have been examining how urban development can be more inclusive of LGBTQI+ communities. Guest blogger Adrian Kibe discusses the experiences and struggles of LGBTQI+ refugees − focusing particularly on transgender individuals − as they seek to establish new lives in Kenya’s towns and cities.
Despite the ongoing conflict in her home country, Sudanese climate activist Tasneem Sied Ahmed is determined to amplify the voices of those who – like herself – are being affected by loss and damage. With IIED’s support, Tasneem attended the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn in June 2023 and now hopes to see crucial decisions on loss and damage made at the 28th UN climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai in November
Governments have shown a consistently sluggish response to the climate crisis over the last decade.
Guest blogger Sonia Dias states the case for an approach to urban resilience that puts informal workers front and centre. This includes a key role in the transformative system changes needed to tackle the impacts of climate change on the cities of the global South – and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Queer environmental academic-activist Joel Mark Baysa Barredo reflects on how to address the systemic oppression and challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ people in Southeast Asia.
Queer thinking and practice offers new perspectives in framing climate justice and climate action.
A personal look at the struggle to get urban health problems recognised and acted upon, and why priorities need to change.
The discourse on loss and damage largely centres around the ‘economic’ impacts of climate change. But non-economic impacts − from the strain on social bonds to debt-induced anxiety − are equally devastating. Research using a methodology based on locally identified values sought to deepen understanding of these intangible losses and damages from climate change
The reality of life for climate-impacted urban dwellers in Bangladesh is far removed from what national policymakers and urban planners envisage for them. A new vision – incorporating local knowledge – is desperately needed to confront climate injustices.
If the world is to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, we must support Indigenous Peoples and local communities to strengthen and protect their territories and cultures, and ensure their full and meaningful participation in developing conservation policy.
We need an international financing system that does not perpetuate and exacerbate spirals of debt and inequality.
Cities are crucial to building climate resilience but all too often priorities at local, national and global level are far from aligning. We look at the risk this mismatch poses for city residents now – and in an uncertain future
Several nations’ debt repayments even outweigh their total foreign aid receipts.
Adopting a layered approach to debt relief and climate financing can offer least developed countries and Small Island Developing States the comprehensive support they need to respond to the impacts of climate change and break free from vicious cycles of debt.
Brianna Craft discusses her new memoir ‘Everything That Rises’, a personal take on IIED’s work supporting the Least Developed Countries’ Group in the UN climate negotiations
Despite global efforts to tackle the devastating effects of climate change, we are falling short of meeting the world’s climate goals. What is hindering our progress?