Asia News

CICMEA 2.0 workshop image

Mapping local knowledge reveals impacts of a changing climate


A series of community workshops during the last six months in the Kapasia Upazila, 130km north-east of Dhaka, culminated in a national symposium last week. More than 150 community members and local government officials of Kapasia Upazila gathered to discuss the environmental changes identified through a series workshops lead by IUCN Bangladesh (IUNCB). …  

12 Nov 2009 | Event

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, over the past few decades there has been considerable interest in mangrove-related activities. 

12 Nov 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

DFID workshop group photo

Coming to Terms with Governance Workshop, Bangkok , 15th -16th October 2009

"Coming to terms with governance"  was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15- 16 October. …  

05 Nov 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

Danone Fund for Nature

Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands

The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership will be hosting a three day expert workshop on "Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands" from 9 to 11 November at the IUCN/Ramsar Headquarters. …   | French

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Governance workshop in Bangkok

Coming to Terms with Governance

 “Coming to Terms with Governance” was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15-16 October.  Representatives from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – the three Asian countries involved in the global project – participated in the workshop, which was convened by the Sri Lanka country component of IUCN’s global, DFID-funded project “Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction”, with the support of the Regional Environmental Law Programme, Asia. …  

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Kihansi Spray Toad

Extinction crisis continues apace

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.  | French | Spanish

03 Nov 2009 | International news release

IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN holds a three day International Training Course on addressing climate through better air quality management

Quetta October 29: A three day international training course on “Addressing Climate Change Through Better Air Quality Management” was held on October 26, 27, 28, 2009 at Quetta Serena Hotel. The training was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme. It was inaugurated by Munir Ahmed Badini, Secretary Environment Government of Balochistan. …  

29 Oct 2009 | International news release

Climate change workshop image

Climate change negotiation preparations warm up

 Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 October, 2009  

Environmental experts from around the country gathered in Dhaka at the BIAM Foundation for a significant meeting on climate change.
 
In the lead up to the December global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, members of national environmental organizations have attended briefings around the world, including the Climate Change Talks in Bangkok and the Global Editors Forum in Copenhagen earlier this month.
 
 

27 Oct 2009 | Event

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.
  …  

27 Oct 2009 | News story