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REGISTER: Registrations have opened for Development & Climate Days 2018 (D&C Days) at COP24. The 16th annual D&C Days will continue to build on the topic of 'Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for all', and will take place on 8-9 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, during the middle weekend of this year's UN climate change talks. --> https://www.iied.org/join-us-for-16th-development-climate-days-cop24

D&C Days will aim to influence the ‘ambition mechanism’ processes under the UNFCCC – particularly the Talanoa Dialogue and global stocktake – and to inform climate action on all levels, looking ahead to 2020. Find out all about D&C Days and register at the link above.
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Why eat wild meat? --> https://www.iied.org/why-eat-wild-meat

There is growing concern that hunting for wild meat consumption is unsustainable and threatening biodiversity conservation and food security across sub-Saharan Africa. But for initiatives that promote alternatives to succeed, they must be based in a strong understanding of why people eat wild meat.

See how IIED is working to develop effective alternatives to bushmeat consumption around the Dja Faunal Reserve in southeast Cameroon.
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BLOG: IIED director Andrew Norton responds to negotiations of new laws for the high seas, calling for a greater presence of the views of those most affected to ensure a fair and inclusive treaty --> https://www.iied.org/first-steps-towards-global-agreement

The world’s first efforts to develop a way to govern the high seas – international waters beyond the 200 nautical mile national boundary – is under way. The initial round of negotiations at the United Nations has just ended after two weeks of talks.
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BLOG: Power that changes lives: three lessons from a rural energy champion --> https://www.iied.org/power-changes-lives-three-lessons-rural-energy-champion

Mini-grids are providing rural communities in Tanzania with the energy they need to move beyond powering household appliances, to generating new business and boosting the local economy.
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COMMENT: It’s time to make polluters pay for climate damages.

As science linking storms such as Hurricane Florence and Super Typhoon Mangkhut to climate change strengthens, so does the case for compensating victims, says IIED's Saleemul Huq --> http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/17/time-make-polluters-pay-climate-damages/

"[A study] estimated that Hurricane Florence carried up to 50% more water (which led to extreme rainfall and flooding) than it would have done without human influence on the climate."
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WEBINAR: On 3 October, IIED is hosting a webinar on incentive-based contract farming and agricultural commodities exchanges, designed to discuss experiences of supporting farmers in contract farming arrangements --> https://www.iied.org/iied-webinar-incentive-based-contract-farming-agricultural-commodities-exchanges

The webinar will share and debate experiences of incentive-based contract farming in Malawi. It will also look at activities linking soy producers to agricultural commodity exchanges and cotton farmers to local ginners. See the article for more details and how to sign up.
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BLOG: What if you were to record everything you ate in one week?

Citizens in Western Uganda are using food diaries to generate data on food consumption – helping them understand their own diets and advocate for a better food system --> https://www.iied.org/creating-knowledge-supporting-action-citizen-generated-evidence-food-diaries-western-uganda
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WE'RE HIRING! Interested in the new laws being devised to govern the high seas, and how they should be effective and fair? We're looking for a senior researcher to join our ocean and fisheries economics research programme. Full details --> https://www.iied.org/jobs/20180110/grade-3-senior-researcher
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BLOG: Mexico’s laws mean 80% of its forests are owned by communities and it has over 3,000 community forests. Now experts from 17 countries have formed a coalition to build support for locally-controlled forest enterprises, and to increase collaboration between support agencies. Find out how Locally controlled forest enterprises are the whole enchilada --> https://www.iied.org/locally-controlled-forest-enterprises-are-whole-enchilada
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BLOG: From this week, United Nations members start negotiating an international legally binding treaty to protect the high seas, and IIED's Essam Yassin Mohammed is in New York for the negotiations. He says that for new laws concerning the high seas to be effective and fair, it's vital that the poorest people are listened to and given an active role in protecting and managing our oceans --> https://www.iied.org/new-rules-for-high-seas-must-include-poorest-countries-needs
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