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Farming in Burkina Faso - Amanda Lenhardt for Development Progress (Creative Commons licensed)

Watch the story of how a group of subsistence farmers on the edge of the Sahel in Burkina Faso’s Central Plateau are battling climate change, deciding to re-green the desert with their own hands – with amazing results.

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Greening the desert

This film tells the story of how a group of subsistence farmers on the edge of the Sahel in Burkina Faso’s Central Plateau are battling climate change and decide to re-green the desert with their own hands – with amazing results.

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Walking through a flooded rice field - Nonie Reyes/ World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

The challenge of financing sustainable development

Simon Zadek
23 September 2014

In the latest blog in our environmental progress in development series, Simon Zadek discusses the long-term costs of climate change ahead of the UN Climate Summit and recommends a focus on climate set within a wider sustainable-development frame.

Reducing poverty, developing sustainably - video still

Our new animation showcases the key findings from our case studies on sustainable development in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China and Viet Nam. It shows that significant progress is being made in the effort to reduce poverty while developing sustainably

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City of Industry, Beijing- Cory M. Grenler (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Information is power – holding polluters to account in China

Matthew Collins
17 September 2014

In this blog, Matthew Collins looks at the environmental damage and pollution caused by the rapid industrialisation China has experienced over the past 30 years and questions how it is possible to ensure that centrally enacted regulations and policies, often strong on paper, are enforced at the local level.

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Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins is a Project Manager at the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE).

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Julian Doczi

Julian Doczi

Julian Doczi is a Research Officer in Water Policy at ODI.

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