News for Members

Contribute to the First Public Comment Period for G4

The first Public Comment Period for G4 (the next generation of Global Reporting Initiative guidelines) is now open. This takes the form of an online survey and will run for 90 days, closing on 24 November 2011. Public comment helps ensure that GRI’s Guidelines are consensus-based and reflect the broadest possible stakeholder input. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

Antarctica

New Member calls for increased attention on Antarctica

IUCN has had a strong Antarctic interest in the past, contributing its expertise in support of the Antarctic Treaty System. In recent years however, IUCN’s Antarctic focus has waned. While presenting at the recent Oceania Regional Conservation Forum, Dr. Neil Gilbert, Environmental Manager at Antarctica New Zealand, urged IUCN to become more engaged in the work of the Antarctic Treaty System. …  

14 Sep 2011 | Article
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RCF Europe

IUCN in Europe flicks the switch

More than 170 people from all parts of IUCN gathered in Bonn, Germany for the European Conservation Forum from 6 to 9 September 2011. Member organizations and Commission members from more than 25 countries discussed and debated the Union’s work across the region, with a particular focus on the next IUCN Programme, to run from 2013 to 2016. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Towards a renewed IUCN-ICMM Collaboration

 IUCN and ICMM are negotiating a renewed collaboration following on from the successful IUCN-ICMM Dialogue …  

09 Sep 2011 | Article

CI-Pacific

IUCN Member News: Pacific Island Leaders Unite

On September 7, 2011, leaders of Pacific nations came together at a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Pacific Oceanscape to announce new commitments to the world’s largest government-endorsed ocean initiative. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story

European Conservation Forum

Voices from the Forum

It is the third day at the European Conservation Forum in Bonn, Germany. We have asked some participants their impressions on these first days of discussions on the new IUCN Programme. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story
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Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

RCF Europe

“Switch to action!” starts today!

The IUCN European Conservation Forum has opened its doors today in Bonn, Germany. This is one of eleven such Forums taking place around the world this year in preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju in September 2012. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

Join the debate!

UN DPI meeting: day two

In the second day of the Conference, IUCN made a presentation at the roundtable on Green Economy. The main message was that the Biodiversity Strategic Plan adopted in Nagoya in 2010 has basic elements that contribute to achieving the Green Economy. It was well received by participants as there are only a few who bring to the discussion the importance of biodiversity and the successful outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Many organizations tend to remember the failures of climate change instead of bringing up the good outcomes of other environmental meetings …  

04 Sep 2011 | News story
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UN DPI NGO Conference

UN DPI meeting: day one

The meeting of civil society in Bonn organized by the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) held on September 2-5, 2011 in Bonn is an important opportunity for NGOs and stakeholders to compare notes and unite voices on the main issues to be discussed at Rio, in June 2012. As the tradition dictates, the hosting government of Germany will submit the declaration adopted by civil society at this meeting as an input to the zero draft on November 1 to the Rio conference secretariat. Hence, this meeting and the declaration that will result from it is a significant opportunity for civil society to influence the Rio Conference. …  

03 Sep 2011 | News story
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