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Inondations à Ouagadougou
Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment
Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...
 The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.
The first Global Sustainable Development Report given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Achieving human well-being for all of the Earth’s people – expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030 - is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental - and urgent - change in the relationship between people and nature, according to a new United Nations report by an independent...
Oliviers ensablés dans le sud-est tunisien.
Desertification: meet the IRD's researchers at COP14
The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is being held in New Delhi (India) from 2 to 13 September with the theme "Restore Land, Sustain Future". The IRD's researchers and their partners are organising and participating in several events alongside...
L'eau souterraine joue un rôle central dans l’alimentation durable en eau des populations d'Afrique subsaharienne.
Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa
Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is, to a certain extent, resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study co-led by IRD with University College London and Cardiff University. The research published on August 7, 2019...
Recherches sur le sida et hépatites virales, Cameroun.
Dolutegravir:a good alternative treatment of HIV infection in low-income countries
The NASMAL study is the first of its kind to compare in real-life conditions two treatments of HIV infection, one dolutegravir-based and the other based on efavirenz 400 mg. Until now, there has been no direct comparison of the action of these two drugs in countries with limited resources....
Mangrove de Nouvelle-Calédonie
2018 activity report
The IRD presents its 2018 activity report. Fully digital, it is available in French, English and Spanish.
Vie quotidienne à Conakry
Promoting sustainable urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa
The next UN-Habitat General Assembly will take place in Nairobi from 27 to 30 May 2019. It will be a chance for IRD researchers to mobilise around a round table devoted to land markets in peri-urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
Plage de Kuta polluée, à Bali (Indonésie).
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction : Ipbes's alarmant report
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services...
Bandeau vierge
Jeunes équipes associées à l'IRD (JEAI) Program 2019
The “Jeunes Equipes Associées à l’IRD” (JEAI) Program is one of the main scientific cooperation schemes of the IRD with Developing Countries. Its capacity-building component is a fundamental dimension, making it particularly performant in contexts where Higher Education and Research are often under...
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Biodiversity: Paris hosts the plenary session of the IPBES
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is meeting at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris between 29 April and 4 May. The objective is to finalise the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Bandeau vierge

French agricultural research and CGIAR reinforce their scientific collaboration to the benefit of agriculture, food and climate change

The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI, Paris), hosted the signature event of a joint declaration to reinforce scientific collaboration by Cirad, INRA, IRD, Irstea, Agreenium and CGIAR on the 22nd of March 2019 at the meeting of high-level officials of the...

Drug-resistant, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

PLOS Special Collection Launch: Shaping Novel TB Treatments

To commemorate World TB Day, a Special Collection has been released by PLOS Medicine containing a series of articles that articulate the essential new steps in clinical research that will pave the way for the development of tomorrow’s optimal treatment for all forms of tuberculosis. This Special...

Mangroves at Europa

IRD, CIRAD and UNEP sign a cooperation framework agreement

IRD, CIRAD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have just signed a framework agreement for scientific cooperation during the One Planet Summit held in Nairobi (Kenya) on 14 March 2019. This multidisciplinary agreement concerns the major challenges of the global environment and...

IRD 75 ans bandeau

IRD celebrates its 75th anniversary

In 2019, IRD is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Unique both in terms of its missions and its response model, the Institute will highlight its rich variety of scientific partnerships with countries of the Global South and its latest work to support development through a range of events organised in...

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Paysage méditerranéen

The IRD around the world

The IRD relies on its network of representatives abroad to organise its collaborations.

Formation d'étudiants vietnamiens

Working together on science that supports development

As a multidisciplinary institute, the IRD demonstrates the importance of its unique approach by conducting research appropriate for addressing major development challenges.

Agriculture familiale en Tunisie

A key stakeholder in sustainable development science

The French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation working primarily in partnership with Mediterranean and intertropical countries.

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Climate: IPCC experts issue another warning

On Monday 8 October, experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) published their findings, in a Special report , on the possible consequences of a global warming of 1.5°C and the measures required to limit the impact of climate change.

Récif corallien Ahé,Tuamotu, Polynésie Française.

The IRD celebrates the International Year of the Reef

2018 has been declared the third international year of the reef. IRD is rising to this occasion, and helping the public to discover partnered research on this essential theme, during events organised this year in mainland and overseas France. You can also discover all the resources available - films...