International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

An independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) delivers original, rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment. IIED identifies local solutions that can work at scale and introduce these to global forums.

IIED’s mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, working in partnership with others.

IIED brings together more than 120 people from diverse backgrounds and countries to deliver high quality research, analysis and impact

Latest news and articles

It’s a Race Against Time to Flood-Proof Informal Settlements

Informal settlements around the world have the least developed infrastructure, yet they continue to come together to build their resilience to shocks and disasters.

Crowd voting for the Catalytic Grants programme is now open

Cast your vote and rate the proposals that you think provide the strongest intervention and relevance for locally-led adaptation and resilience by 23 May 2022.

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

With existing financial flows failing to reach climate adaptation efforts on the ground, how can we improve local-level access to climate finance?

Improving Shea Farming Communities’ Resilience

A new agroforestry farm model uses shea farming to bolster climate and economic resilience in Nigeria.

Nasreen Al-Amin and her organisation are building greener communities through locally-led adaptation

In Kano, Nigeria, a youth-led organisation is building resilience of local communities through a forest restoration project. Azeez Abubakar reports. This is the first of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)‘ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.