About us

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Development & the Environment, established in November 2010, is a forum for MPs and Peers to discuss the links between poverty and natural resources, and engage with interested people and organisations outside parliament.

The group aims to provide a space for greater discussion of sustainable development to ensure both that international development is fully rooted in environmental stewardship and the need for careful management of natural resources, and that environmental policy takes full account of the needs of the poor and their aspirations for a better quality of life.

The APPG for International Development & the Environment includes members from different political parties and is led by six Joint Chairs and eight Vice Chairs, who are members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Its secretariat is provided by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

The group, which is listed on the Register of All-Party Groups, holds regular meetings in the Palace of Westminster and works with other APPGs where possible.


The secretariat for the APPG for International Development & the Environment is provided by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

A pioneer in the field of sustainable development, IIED was launched in 1971 by renowned economist and policy advisor Barbara Ward. Now, with partners on five continents, IIED is helping to tackle 21st century challenges ranging from climate change and cities to pressures on natural resources and forces shaping global markets. The institute works with some of the world's most vulnerable people to ensure they have a say in the policy arenas that most closely affect them — from village councils to international conventions. Beyond research and advocacy, IIED also advises governments, business and international development agencies, and publishes widely.

IIED pays Tony Samphier Ltd (a consultancy) to provide some support and advice to the APPG for International Development & the Environment.

Development and Environment group (DEG)

The APPG for International Development & the Environment is supported by the Development and Environment Group (DEG) of Bond, the UK membership body for nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) working for international development. Bond provides a forum where NGOs working at the interface of environmental and poverty issues can exchange information, enhance their analysis and coordinate their advocacy towards the UK Government and other relevant stakeholders. Current members include WWF, Christian Aid, Tearfund and IIED.



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