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World Wetlands Day celebrated in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR, February 2nd, 2009 (IUCN Lao) – Lao PDR government representatives, teachers and students, and civil society participants came together yesterday at the National University of Laos to celebrate World Wetlands Day.   IUCN and partners convene activities to recognise the value of wetlands,  

02 Feb 2009 | Event

State farm rubber - rows & trees straight

Consultation Workshop generates discussion on the development of the Lao rubber sector

Hosted by the National Economic Research Institute with support from IUCN Lao PDR, a consultation workshop on investment trends and actors in the Lao rubber sector was held on 18 December 2008 in Vientiane. 

26 Jan 2009 | Event

Study Tour on rubber development in China, Oct 08

IUCN Lao supported officials from Lao PDR to learn about Rubber development

In October 2008, IUCN Lao PDR supported several researchers and officials from Lao PDR and the People’s Republic of China to participate in a study tour to Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province. 

26 Jan 2009 | Event

MRWD Lao National Workshop 26 - 27 Jan 09

Water Governance issues under debate in Champassak

Representatives from the Lao government, civil society and business sectors met in Pakxe district, Champassak province, on Monday and Tuesday this week to debate priority water issues for Laos .  

26 Jan 2009 | Event

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN hỗ trợ dự thảo tài liệu khung về Nước cho lương thực và hệ sinh thái

Các bên liên quan đã thảo luận và góp ý lần cuối để sửa đổi một tài liệu khung dự thảo nhằm hài hoà hai nhu cầu sử dụng nước lớn nhất ở Việt Nam là nông nghiệp và các hệ sinh thái, tại hội thảo ngày 19 tháng 1 năm 2009 do IUCN hỗ trợ tổ chức. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story
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Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN-Supported Framework to Facilitate Water for Food and Ecosystems Strategy

Stakeholders provided their final comments at a 19 January 2009 workshop to revise an IUCN-supported draft framework that seeks to integrate Viet Nam’s two largest water users: ecosystems and agriculture. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Sea bass Harvest - Tirukkovil

Improving Livelihoods of Coastal Communities: novel cage culture experience from Tirukkovil

Under the Mangroves for the Future coastal management programme, the Sri Lanka Country Office of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature is implementing a project on post-tsunami ecosystem restoration in the Ampara District with financial assistance of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).   

15 Jan 2009 | News story
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Federal Minister of Environment addressing the Regional Climate Change Conference

Climate change to have devastating effect on many sectors, experts warn; the poorest to be worst hit

Islamabad, Pakistan, 14 January, 2009 (IUCN) – Weather patterns in the future will be characterised by intensity and extremes, and the effects will be felt in a wide range of sectors from agriculture and water resource management to health and infrastructure. This was stated by experts participating in the two-day regional conference, “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for South Asia.” …  

14 Jan 2009 | International news release