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February 2021 Blog Posts (3)

WEBINAR: Beating the biopirates? A journalist's guide to biodiversity access and benefit-sharing

There’s a multi-billion-dollar yearly trade in medicines, foodstuffs and industrial products derived from plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. But many such products have been commercialised without any of the profits returning to the countries and communities whose biodiversity and traditional knowledge made the innovation possible. And in some…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on February 22, 2021 at 12:02 — No Comments

2021: Time to make change happen

Now is the time to make change happen. 

This year IIED and partners will deliver excellent research:

* To show how conserving biodiversity protects livelihoods as well as nature

* To make the case for a fair high seas treaty that benefits everyone while protecting marine life, and 

* To get money where it matters so…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on February 10, 2021 at 16:29 — No Comments

PROJECT: Debt swaps for climate and nature outcomes in West Africa

We urgently need to address the triple crisis of debt distress, biodiversity loss and climate change. This project will scope how this could be done through debt swaps for nature and climate outcomes in four countries in coastal West Africa.

IIED will work with governments and civil society in Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on February 9, 2021 at 11:23 — No Comments

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