Meetings

 


Forthcoming meetings


Meetings of the APPG for International Development & the Environment are by invitation only. Please email appg@iied.org to request an invitation.

 

 

Annual General Meeting: Long-term climate finance - where is the cash going to come from?

In partnership with the with the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group

Chaired by Mark Lazarowicz MP

Tuesday 11 December 2012, 6pm

Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Westminster SW1

Speakers:

Professor Samuel Fankhauser (Co-Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and member of the UK Climate Change Committee)

Dr Saleemul Huq (Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Smita Nakhooda (Research Fellow, Climate Change, Overseas Development Institute)

Dr Richard Spencer (Head of Sustainability, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

Dr Andre Stochniol (Founder, International Maritime Emission Reduction Scheme)

 

 


Previous meetings

 

Meeting: Where next for sustainable development after Rio+20?

In partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development and the Overseas Development Institute

Chaired by Lord Teverson

Wednesday 4 July 2012, 10am

House of Lords Committee Room 4A

Speakers:

Stephen Hale (Deputy Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Oxfam International)

David Nussbaum (Chief Executive, WWF-UK)

Andrew Scott (Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute)

Joan Walley MP (Chair, Environmental Audit Committee)

Steve Waygood (Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors)

 

Briefing: Navigating the rhetoric and the reality at Rio+20

In partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Debt, Trade and Aid and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development

Chaired by Mark Durkan MP

Wednesday 13 June 2012, 8.45am

Jubilee Room

Speakers:

Alison Evans (Director, Overseas Development Institute)

Lawrence Haddad (Director, Institute of Development Studies)

Camilla Toulmin (Director, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Further information

International Institute for Environment and Development

Institute of Development Studies

Overseas Development Institute


 

Debate: Rio+20 and the future of Sustainable Development

Chaired by Jon Snow

Tuesday 20 May 2012, 9.30am

Room E, 7 Millbank

Speakers:

Tony Cunningham MP (Shadow Minister for International Development)

Dr Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party Leader)

Martin Horwood MP (Co Chair Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on International Affairs)

Mark Simmonds MP (Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Environment)

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP (Scottish National Party spokesperson on international development)


 

Briefing: New UN report "Resilient People; Resilent Planet"

Chaired by Joan Walley MP

Tuesday 28 February 2012, 9.30am

Room E, 7 Millbank

Speakers:

Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Further information

Resilient People; Resilient Planet - report by UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Global Sustainability


 

Meeting: Natural solutions - how Ecosystem Services are tackling climate change and alleviating poverty

Chaired by Sir Peter Bottomley MP

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 5pm

Grand Committee Room, Houses of Parliament

Speakers:

Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Professor Katrina Brown, Professor of Development Studies, School of Development Studies and Overseas Development Group, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia
  View presentation: Introducing ESPA (PDF 270KB)

Professor Melissa Leach, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
  View presentation: Ecosystems and zoonotic disease in Africa (PDF 958KB)

Dr Bhaskar Vira, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  View presentation: Making informed choices about ecosystems and poverty (PDF 426KB)

Dr James Kairo, Principal Research Officer, Mangrove Research Unit, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  View presentation: Mangroves and Climate Change (PDF 1.3MB)

Professor Paul van Gardingen, Director of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Aleviation (ESPA)
  View presentation: ESPA's Making a Difference (PDF 2.3MB)

Professor Mark Huxham, Professor of Teaching and Research in Environmental Biology, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University

Further information

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation

Making sure the poor benefit from ecosystem services (IIED)


 

Annual General Meeting: How can agricultural investment meet international development goals?

Chaired by Lord Cameron of Dillington

Monday 28 November 2011, 7pm

House of Lords Committee Room 4

Speakers:

Sally Baden (Economic Justice Investment Lead, Oxfam International)

Chris Brett (Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Olam International)

Lorenzo Cotula (Senior Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Nick Tapp (Head of Agribusiness, Bidwells)

Further information

DEG Briefing: Sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction and food security


 
Launch: Foresight report on migration and global environmental change

Chaired by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

Wednesday 26 October 2011, 2.30pm

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Speakers:

Professor Neil Adger (Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of East Anglia, and Programme leader at the Tyndall Centre)

Professor Nigel Arnell (Director of the Walker Institute for Climate System Research at the University of Reading)

Professor Sir John Beddington (Government chief scientific adviser)

Professor David Thomas (Head of School of Geography and the Environment and Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford)

Further information

Foresight Project: Report on migration and global environmental change


 

Meeting: The view from the streets - citizen-led contributions to urban poverty reduction

Chaired by Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP

Monday 17 October 2011, 7pm

Grand Committee Room, Houses of Parliament

Speakers

Jockin Arputham (President, Shack/Slum Dwellers International)

Bijal Bhatt (Director, Mahila Housing SEWA - Self-Employed Women's Association of India - Trust)

Richard Dobson (Project Leader, Asiye eTafuleni -AeT is a WIEGO partner working on urban planning in Durban, South Africa)

Diana Mitlin (Acting Head, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Further information

People power: the urban poor are now a force to be reckoned with (IIED)

Shack/Slum Dwellers International

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)


 

Meeting: Power to the people - can green energy benefit the poorest?

Chaired by Lord Teverson

Tuesday 17 May 2011, 7pm

House of Lords Committee Room 3

Speakers

Srinivas Krishnaswamy (Director, Vasudha Foundation)

Andrew Scott (Policy Director, Practical Action)

Andrew Tanswell (Chief Executive, Tough Stuff)

Further information

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

Christian Aid

Practical Action

Tough Stuff


 

Meeting: Water - a resource under threat

In partnership with the APPG on Water and Sanitation:

Chaired by Baroness Kinnock

Tuesday 22 March 2011, 10.15am

House of Lords Committee Room 3A

Speakers

Mark Butler (Mali Country Representative, Tearfund)

Petra Kjell (Environment Policy Officer, Progressio)

Ramisetty Murali (South Asia Convenor, Freshwater Action Network)

Tom Le Quesne (Senior Water Policy Adviser, WWF UK)

Further information

DEG Briefing - Managing water in a changing climate

Freshwater Action Network

Progressio

Tearfund

WWF UK


 

Briefing: United Nations High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Chaired by Dr Caroline Lucas MP

Tuesday 1 March 2011, 10am

Room T, Portcullis House

Speaker

Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary of the United Nations High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Further information

DEG Briefing: Sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction and food security

United Nations High Level Panel on Global Sustainability


 

Inaugural meeting: Climate change - can Cancun be good for the poor?

Chaired by Martin Horwood MP

Monday 23 November 2010, 7pm

House of Commons Committee Room 8

Speakers

Camilla Toulmin (Director, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Jude Mackenzie (Associate Director for Advocacy and Communications, Christian Aid)

David Norman (Director of Campaigns, WWF)

Laura Webster (Head of Policy, Tearfund)