How can loss and damage finance reach those enduring climate catastrophe?
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As global heating causes loss and damage to escalate rapidly, new and additional large-scale financing is needed to protect lives, livelihoods and ecosystems, especially in the poorest countries and communities. Clara Gallagher and Simon Addison explore some of the ways that different financial instruments might be layered to get the right kinds of finance to the right place at the right time to implement a variety of loss and damage measures ..read more
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From Paris to pandemic: charting the changing landscape for sustainable development
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Andrew Norton reflects on changes to the global context for sustainable development since becoming director of IIED in 2015, and suggests what we might learn by comparing the hopeful post-Paris landscape to today’s geopolitical turmoil ..read more
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Layering interventions is necessary to address loss and damage effectively
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Loss and damage due to climate change is happening now and will increase as temperatures rise. Governments and communities must act urgently to address the risks vulnerable people face, but there is little agreement on how to do so in practice. As Nora Nisi explains, layering interventions offers a valuable way of taking action in a comprehensive way ..read more
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Loss and damage does not happen in a vacuum – it relates to power and politics
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Anna Carthy discusses the importance of understanding the history, politics and power dynamics that create vulnerability to loss and damage. Loss and damage is linked to colonial histories and to intersectional marginalisation, and it can be caused by both climate impacts and by climate action ..read more
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Locally led adaption in practice: a community-based adaptation expert shares lessons
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The principles for locally led adaptation have attracted international support – at the same time, community-based adaptation practitioners are pioneering innovative locally-led action around the world. Here, a practitioner talks about her experiences and the key questions for this year’s community-based adaptation conference in October ..read more
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Waking up: the vital long-term finance goal of the Paris Agreement
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Next year’s Global Stocktake offers an incentive to unpack and advance the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal on climate finance, captured in Article 2.1c. Failure to explore the goal, including how to track and report it, will impact two better-known ambitions: limiting temperature rise to well below 2°C and increasing ability to adapt ..read more
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How women leaders are getting better social protection for the vulnerable
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2y ago
Women leaders show the way for enhancing access to social protection and delivering climate resilience at scale ..read more
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A changing world needs changing methods: six steps for evaluations to assess “what will work”
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Climate change is creating unpredictable futures for sustainable development. Yet, evaluation methods for assessing development progress have remained unchanged. Emilie Beauchamp and Stefano D’Errico explain why evaluations must urgently turn from assessing “what works” to “what will work” and introduce a new guide to evaluation in a time of climate change ..read more
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Three asks to strengthen locally-led action in new biodiversity finance
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When negotiators and experts met in Nairobi in June 2022 for the latest round of discussions on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), mobilising finance to implement the strategy was a hot issue. But as Minnie Degawan and Ebony Holland highlight, discussions fell short because they failed to prioritise finance for local action ..read more
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Stockholm+50: priorities for re-energising global action
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World leaders last week met at the Stockholm+50 conference to reflect on 50 years since the landmark 1972 Stockholm conference that put the environment at the heart of international development. IIED director Andrew Norton reflects on the meeting's outcomes and sets out three priorities for action ..read more
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