Climate finance: Reviving the spirit of COP21
Climate: According to Jean Jouzel, it’s not too late!
Interview

Climate: According to Jean Jouzel, it’s not too late!

French climatologist and glaciologist and Honorary President of the Finance Climate Pact launched during the One Planet Summit, Jean Jouzel shares his thoughts on the situation of the fight against the global warming, three years after the Paris Agreement.
Jean Jouzel
The Development press review - September 2018
Press Review

The Development press review - September 2018

From the Venezuelan exodus to congressman Berville’s request for the renewal of French official development assistance; here is an overview of August 2018 publications on development.
ID4D editorial staff
The blue economy has become an indisputable reality for African countries
Interview

The blue economy has become an indisputable reality for African countries

Adam Abdou Hassan, a teacher-researcher at the University of Rouen Normandie and member of the Niger Institute for Strategic and International Studies (INESI), promotes the development of the blue economy in Africa. He tells us why.
Adam Abdou Hassan
The Development press review - July 2018
Press Review

The Development press review - July 2018

From Turkey the day after the presidential election to innovation in Africa, here is a selection of articles and news reports on development published in June 2018.
ID4D editorial staff
The Development press review June 2018
Press Review

The Development press review June 2018

From roaring streets of Nicaragua to the controversy over a gold mine project in French Guiana and the waste collectors in India, a review of April 2018 development news.
ID4D editorial staff
The Development Press Review - May 2018
Press Review

The Development Press Review - May 2018

From the drought in Sahelian countries to the worrying situation of journalism in the world to the historic judgment handed by Colombia, a review of April 2018 development news.
ID4D editorial staff
Deforestation, a plague to halt
Development news

Deforestation, a plague to halt

45% of the world’s forest surface disappeared during the 20th century. The 4 billion hectares of the planet’s forests are threatened by deforestation, particularly in tropical regions. Yet they are essential for planetary balance. Protecting them is a priority.
ID4D editorial staff
The Development Press Review   April 2018
Press Review

The Development Press Review April 2018

From the humanitarian disaster in Yemen to threats affecting soils and biodiversity to questions raised by the Sahel initiative, a review of April 2018 development news.
ID4D editorial staff
Strengthening efforts to support the pharmaceutical sector in Africa
Opinion

Strengthening efforts to support the pharmaceutical sector in Africa

While Africa is showing significant growth in its pharmaceutical market, many barriers still constrain the development of this industry. To address these issues, synergies between the private sector, financial institutions and public authorities are crucial.
Mehdi Tanani
Oceans under threat, humanity in danger
Development news

Oceans under threat, humanity in danger

Oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and provide an estimated 2.5 trillion dollars of revenue per year, according to WWF. Impacted by global warming and human activities, they are under greater and greater threat. Yet solutions exist.
ID4D editorial staff
“Day Zero” is scheduled for July 9th in Cape Town
Interview

“Day Zero” is scheduled for July 9th in Cape Town

Cape Town may have to deal with an unprecedented water shortage in 2018 and to ration the daily water consumption of its inhabitants. Interview with councilor Xanthea Limberg, particularly in charge of water services.
Xanthea Limberg
Development press review – March 2018
Development news

Development press review – March 2018

From the Syrian stalemate to debates on the efficiency of humanitarian help, a recap of latest development news, with a selection of articles, opinion columns and interviews, in French and in English.  
ID4D editorial staff
Africa: Public health, a question of political will
Opinion

Africa: Public health, a question of political will

For Fred Eboko, Research Director at IRD and a specialist in public health policies in Africa, political will and a firmly established local base for initiatives are key factors in addressing public health issues in Africa.
Fred Eboko
The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa
Opinion

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa

Since 2017, countries in the Horn of Africa are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures. Yet, today, it is possible to anticipate these arid episodes and prevent the starvation they provoke.
Philippe Roudier
Development press review   February 2018
Development news

Development press review February 2018

From climate cooperation to women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, a recap of latest development news, with a selection of articles, opinion columns and interviews, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
Development press review   January 2018
Development news

Development press review January 2018

From Chinese environmental policy to international aid to Palestinian territories, and with a look back on African events of 2017, press review on development news of December 2017 with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
“Asia and the Pacific is at the forefront of the battle on climate change”
Interview

“Asia and the Pacific is at the forefront of the battle on climate change”

Preety Bhandari runs the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division at Asian Development Bank (ADB). She explains the issues of the fight against climate change for Asia and the Pacific and the climate actions of the ADB.
Preety Bhandari
The Paris Agreement is irreversible, but insufficient
Opinion

The Paris Agreement is irreversible, but insufficient

Few days before the One Planet Summit which celebrates the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Damien Navizet takes stock on the global consensus found in 2015 at COP21 and explains why the climate objectives need to be reevaluated.
Damien Navizet
Development press review  December 2017
Development news

Development press review December 2017

From the State coup in Zimbabwe to  the climate commitments, review of development news of December 2017 with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
Strengthening Surgical Systems: A Crucial and Cost-Effective Global Health Investment
Opinion

Strengthening Surgical Systems: A Crucial and Cost-Effective Global Health Investment

A handful of cost-effective medical solutions have helped reduce the number of deaths from infectious diseases and childbirth complications. Still, more and more people are dying from surgically-treatable conditions. It is time to shift our focus on strengthening surgical systems. But is it worth...
Adam Lewis, Margaux Bellier
Adaptation of the African agriculture to climate change
Interview

Adaptation of the African agriculture to climate change

African agriculture is particularly affected by climate change. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supports the adaptation of agriculture to climate change. Explanations of Gilbert Houngbo, its president.
Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo
Development press review   November 2017
Development news

Development press review November 2017

From the State coup in Zimbabwe to  the climate commitments, review of development news of November 2017 with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
« The level of national contributions taken before the Paris Agreement must be re-vised upwards »
Interview

« The level of national contributions taken before the Paris Agreement must be re-vised upwards »

She negotiated the Paris Agreement in 2015. Laurence Tubiana is now Director of the European Climate Foundation. On the eve of COP 23, she takes stock of the progress made for the climate since the Paris Agreement at COP 21.
Laurence Tubiana