About our partners – IIED

14 October, 2021

We asked IIED, one of our programme partners supporting several key themes, to explain more about their work and how it connects with the aims of the COP Resilience Hub.

Involvement with the COP Resilience Hub

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.

IIED has a significant presence at COP26 and is co-leading a number of themes and events with local partners at the Resilience Hub, including on locally led adaptation, nature, finance, urban issues and early warning, early action. 

Our researchers and partners will be present throughout the two-week gathering in Glasgow, focusing on issues such as getting climate finance to the local level and supporting negotiators from the least developed countries (LDCs).

What they’re looking forward to at this year’s COP

The success of COP26 depends on countries agreeing strong political outcomes for climate action. Current ambition is not enough and climate-vulnerable countries are already suffering. Working with partners, IIED will be supporting grassroots representatives at COP26 and beyond to push for fair and ambitious actions to tackle the climate and nature crises.

To see how we are engaging at COP26, including through the Resilience Hub, visit: 

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