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A Guidebook to the Green Economy

The Green Economy is becoming an increasingly popular and widely used term. There are many theories, views, inititatives and expectations associated with this new concept. There also is significant confusion with regards to the real scope and potential of the Green Economy. This guidebook serves as an introduction into this complex topic, providing readers with an overview of some of the key ideas and themes currently animating the Green Economy discourse.  …  

16 Aug 2010 | Article
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Integrating environmental safeguards into flood relief, response and recovery

Pakistan has been affected by the worst floods in living memory – according to government figures almost 14 million people have been affected. When a disaster of such magnitude occurs, saving human lives, alleviating suffering and reducing economic loss take priority. During this phase of disaster management – relief and response - emergency needs, water supplies and sanitation, food aid, setting up shelters, health needs must be supplied in the shortest possible time. …  

16 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those recently experienced in Pakistan. The floods have not only caused damage to human life, which totals around 1,400 deaths so far and displacement of more than 3.2 million people, but also the loss of agriculture crops and key infrastructure. …  

11 Aug 2010 | Media advisory

Mekong at sunset

Keeping the giant catfish in Thailand's Mekong River

There were roast chickens and rice, pig’s heads and beer – all borne in a solemn procession as offerings to an unlikely recipient, the Mekong giant catfish. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Indigenous leadership should be integral part of the Integrated District Development Vision of Quetta, said Mr. Munir Ahmed Badini in IDDV draft review meeting held by IUCN Balochistan

Quetta, August 5, 2010: A   meeting to review the draft of Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV) for Quetta district was organized by IUCN Balochistan to seek recommendations/ suggestions from the partners and stakeholders i.e.; Government of Balochistan and line departments, researchers, civil society, academia and media. Mr. Abdul Latif Rao shared the IDDV draft with the participants through a detailed presentation. …  

05 Aug 2010 | International news release

Mapping of EIA Processes in Balochistan

Quetta, August 5, 2010 (IUCN) – Environment Protection Agency of Balochistan in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan organized a Workshop titled “Mapping of EIA Processes in Balochistan” at Quetta Serena today. The workshop was conducted & facilitated by Mr. Ahmad Saeed & Mr. Muhammad Aqib of IUCN Pakistan. …  

05 Aug 2010 | International news release