IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. The IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.
IIED focuses on five big issues: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources and Sustainable Markets. ... [according to site editor's information]
Eco Awards Namibia programme aims to answer the question of how to ensure that environment-friendly companies are rewarded within the economic system. The eco awards Namibia programme was introduced in Namibia in 2007 - sponsored by the Ministry for Environment and Tourism, supported by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and financed by the Namibia Development Tourism Programme (NTDP) of the European Union. The eco awards Namibia will be a mark of distinction for accommodation establishments which are planned and managed according to eco-friendly principles.