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Since 1996 Terralingua, an international NGO and IUCN member, has been at the forefront of developing research and applications in the field of biocultural diversity. This field conceives of the diversity of life as diversity in nature and culture. It has brought to the fore the links and interdependence between language, knowledge and the environment at the local level, and between biodiversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity globally. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Climate change and agrobiodiversity: Strengthening adaptability and resilience, facilitating adaptation and transition

Agrobiodiversity is already proving to be important in helping rural communities and farmers throughout the world adapt to climate change. Diversity (genetic, species and ecosystem) in production systems can improve adaptability and resilience and is an essential part of adaptation to changing production conditions. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Progress towards Conservation of Wild Arabica Coffee in Ethiopia

The remnant forests of Ethiopia are important hotspots for biodiversity conservation. The most popular coffee species (Coffea arabica) originates from the a fromontane rainforests in the country. These forest ecosystems which harbor the only wild gene pools of this globally important crop plant are highly fragmented due to agricultural expansion and over exploitation. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Beyond Copenhagen - Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Countdown 2010 initiative in partnership with UNRIC and the Stagiaires Committee of the European Commission is holding an afternoon event on 21st January 2010, to mark the International Year of Biodiversity in Brussels. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya, Japan: 18-29 October 2010

The CBD COP10 meeting being held in Nagoya, Japan will be very significant for a wide range of CEESP interests. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Event

11th Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics

Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany: 22 - 25 August 2010

Ecological systems and their services to humans have been exposed to stress, exploitation and destruction for decades. Biodiversity is being lost at an almost unprecedented pace. Climate change will bring about rapid and unpredictable changes in the earth’s entire biophysical system. There are thus massive indications of a crisis of ecosystems caused by human activity. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Event
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3rd CEESP Steering Committee Meeting

Gland, Switzerland, 5 June 2010

The Third meeting of the CEESP SC will be held immediately following the IUCN Council meeting in Gland. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Event

United Nations Climate Change Conference

Copenhagen, 7-18 December 2009

2009 is a crucial year in the international effort to address climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings are taking place throughout the year, designed to culminate in an ambitious and effective international response to climate change, to be agreed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, 7-18 December. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Event

2nd CEESP Steering Committee Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand: 27 & 28 November

The 2nd meeting of the CEESP Steering Committee will bring together the Theme Co-Chairs and Regional Vice-Chairs to strategise on the Commission's work programme until 2012. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Event

CEESP now on Facebook

CEESP has joined the social networking site, Facebook. If you are a member of Facebook, send a request to the Group ‘IUCN CEESP’. Facebook enables all members of CEESP to communicate with each other in all of the languages of IUCN and to share images, journeys, views and opinions. It offers another mechanism for networking across Commission regions and Themes and provides a more user friendly tool for Commission members to meet and exchange ideas. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

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