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STAND 1215 | Human Settlements at the World Urban Forum 2

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Document begins: STAND 1215 | Human Settlements at the World Urban Forum 2 In the environmental field, various urban networks emerged IIED is an international policy in the wake of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. research institute and non- Most of these international networks were intended to support governmental organization city-based initiatives, and many innovations in urban environmental working for more sustainable governance are still being forged (see, for example, the initiative and equitable global development. planned by IIED-América Latina and the Municipality of Moreno). Perhaps more surprisingly, some Although based in London, we work globally through a wide range urban networks have played an of long-standing relationships with partners in Asia, Africa and Latin important role in the politics of America. Our partnerships generate close collaborations with many global climate change ­ particularly key development actors, from smallholder farmers and big city in the United States where the slum dwellers, to national governments and regional NGOs, global national government is not institutions and international processes. This well-established practice contributing to the international of working in alliance with others is what we believe makes us negotiations. fundamentally different from other research institutes. There is perhaps ...

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  • IIED code: G00528
  • Published: Jun 2001
  • Theme: Urban
  • Language: English

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