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IUCN CEC Newsletter December 2011

More than 50 news stories from CEC members, Commission reports on CEPA workshops for NBSAPs and season's greetings from the CEC Chair …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

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IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

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Participatory Video in Northern Uganda

Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document projects and strengthen communication capacities. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

Water quality survey of Nadi Basin.

WANI lessons from the Pacific

Successes and lessons learnt from the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in the Pacific were discussed and recorded at the Initiative's wrap-up meeting, held early December in Suva, Fiji. …  

11 Dec 2011 | News story

UNFCCC COP 17 Durban

The place to be at COP17: The Adaptation Hub

There has been an unprecedented buzz around climate change adaptation so far at this year’s UN Climate Change conference, the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

It's time for action on adaptation

One of IUCN's rallying cries at UNFCCC COP17 in Durban is "Time for action on adaptation". Ed Barrow, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme, goes  in to more detail on this key message, starting by explaining IUCN's understanding of adaptation.   …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

El Salvador

Governance of the Goascorán River: a shared resource between El Salvador and Honduras

As part of the IUCN Building River Dialogues and Governance (BRIDGE) project, a workshop was held to strengthen governance capacity of the transboundary river Goascorán. This river basin is shared by Honduras and El Salvador, an area of great environmental, economical and geopolitical importance in the region. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2011 | News story

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Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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IUCN Membership tops 1200

On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story