14 Apr 2014
Here you will find a round-up of all the recent news and events in mechanisms from around the world.
- Global partnerships are gathering in Mexico for an event this week about aid and development. But will it be the milestone we need to make development work for the poor, or will it be just another conference?
- Flood insurance could help Bangladesh’s poor by making sure that they receive compensation straight away, protecting them against the impact floods have on their livelihoods, assets and opportunities for labour.
- Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks? Peter Chowla, of the Bretton Woods Foundations, introduces a new report on why the World Bank is stuck in its approach to financial markets.
- Payment for Ecosystems Services and poverty alleviation: a blunt tool for eco-land management.
- ‘How do we best create long-term impact that matters to smallholder farmers,’ asks Cecilia Schubert, Communications Officer for CCAFS.
Photo: G. Smith. Source: CCAFS.
- BT, Unilever and Shell are among 70 other companies calling for a trillion tonne carbon cap that forces governments around the world to tackle climate change.
- Convincing consumers to change their behaviour is integral to the sustainability agenda. And to do it, you start by changing business models, says Lindsay Clinton.
- Introducing the UN’s new initiative, Sustainable Energy for All - a new, ten year initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide.
- A new programme called The Bird Returns is planning on paying rice farmers in the US to keep their land in the bird’s flight path flooded with irrigation water so that the migrating flocks can complete their journeys.
- Leading crowd-funding platform, Abundance Generation, promises seven per cent rate of return in a new, solar rooftop project for schools.
- IIED’s Simon Milledge writes that it’s, ‘risky business,’ when describing Nepal’s evaluation of REDD+.
- A group of Indonesian NGOs have found that companies that are certified under the country’s Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) have been illegally clearing forests.