IIED

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale. Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, working in partnership with others.

We deliver original, rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment. We work together to strengthen people’s voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them — from village councils to international conventions, identifying local solutions that can work at scale and introducing these to global forums.

IIED fights for a fairer future, working with established and new partners for the greatest impact:

  • Working ‘bottom up’ to enhance sustainability and inclusion, in partnerships that mobilise action; we amplify marginalised voices and represent missing realities.
  • Shaping innovative ideas for tackling global challenges, alongside experts and influencers that bring diverse perspectives to policy debates.
  • Pursuing yet greater excellence in our research through enhanced collaboration with outstanding institutions in the countries where we work.

In a fractured world our network of partners brings together the missing voices and evidence that policymakers need to make the right decisions for people and planet. We are strategic collaborators, innovators, knowledge brokers and agents of change, positioned to ask and answer the most challenging questions and bring radical, locally tested solutions to the forefront of global policy.

Our publications library has more than 7,000 open access publications.

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Recent Reports

By Alice Sverdlik; Anna Walnycki

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at transformative urban recovery in the global South. COVID-19 has created…

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By Various Authors

This report from UK think tank the IIED provides a guide for negotiators. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will…

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By Stephany Griffith-Jones; Marco Carreras

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at a sustainable route out of the debt crisis for low-income countries.…

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By Various Authors

This report from UK think tank IIED provides a guide of negotiators. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will be…

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By Anna Schulz; Gabrielle SA Swaby; Sonam P Wangdi

This report from UK think tank the IIED discusses unfinished business and pandemic disruption. There are clear challenges and opportunities…

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By Brianna Craft; Alida Toé; Ziaul Haque; Cecilia da Silva Bernardo

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at perspectives from the Least Developed Countries. Billed as a ‘super…

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By Anna Schulz; Fernanda Alcobé; Gebru Jember Endalew

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at the LDC gaps and needs in greenhouse gas inventory reporting.…

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By Ebony Holland; Paul Steele

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at the ‘super year’ of meetings that will chart a decade…

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Why eat wild meat? Insights from Africa and lessons for COVID-19 responses

This event, hosted by UK think tank IIED will explore why people eat wild meat and how to design interventions…

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Natural Resources Group Researcher

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With… Read more »

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