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Les Claux, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

International dialogue "Ecological debt?"

The Île-de-France Region with the support of the Sciences Po Sustainable Development Center and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) will host an international dialogue on "Ecological debt?" on 7 November 2011 in the Hemicycle of the Region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story

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Biodiversity goes local in Southeastern Europe

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2011 the international conference ‘Biodiversity goes local’ will take place in Budva, Montenegro. The aim of the conference is to further enhance local biodiversity actions in South-Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Western Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story

Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 
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Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

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Hope is in the air

"The place of civil society in the governance of the platform is still under question. We are confident that all delegates feel the need to raise questions and gather inputs from the field by a large consultation with civil society. This is very encouraging,” says Pierre Commenville, a member of the IUCN Delegation to the First Plenary Session to build an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Wafae Benhardouze, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

More research needed to save nature

Support for scientific research by governments is vital for conservation efforts, according to Wafae Benhardouze, a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN's Regional Councillor for Africa

Seizing the Arab Spring for nature

The political change sweeping the Arab World is offering opportunities for a radical change in the way national authorities approach environmental issues across the region, according to Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN Councillor for Africa. …  

06 Oct 2011 | Article

Maher Mahjoub, IUCN Programme Officer for North Africa

Stronger working together in North Africa

More can be achieved to preserve nature in North Africa by working together, that's one of the messages coming out loud and clear from IUCN's North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco . …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story