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Making REDD Payments Effective

Designing REDD+ Benefit Distribution Systems (BDS) in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos: an issues and options paper . …  

20 Sep 2010 | Article

Javed Jabbar, Pakistan

View from Pakistan by CEC Regional Vice-Chair

“The enormity of the disaster which affects millions of people should be a test even for well-established governance and disaster management systems,” writes Javed Jabbar, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for West Asia and the Middle East.  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

BRICS dialogue at the CEL Climate Change Law and Governance Conference, New Delhi

BRICs Law and Policy Dialogue at CEL Conference in New Delhi

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Conference on Climate Change Law and Governance in South Asia - BRICs Law and Policy Dialogue on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Biodiversity’. Venue: Auditorium, India International Center Annex, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.  Date: August 20-21, 2010.

Workshop Report by Prof Brendan Mackey, PhD, The Australian National University

20 Sep 2010 | News story

2010 World Canals Conference

2010 World Canals Conference

Rochester, New York, USA 19-24 September …  

19 Sep 2010 | Event

Damselfly in Jacana, Botswana

Biodiversity where it belongs at top of UN agenda

UN’s first ever high level event on biodiversity: September 22, New York, US   …  

17 Sep 2010 | Media advisory

Saola captured by villagers in Laos

Asian ‘Unicorn’ sighted for first time in over ten years

For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most enigmatic animals in the world, the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) from the Annamite Mountains of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos) has announced that in late August villagers in the central province of Bolikhamxay captured a Saola and brought it back to their village. …  

16 Sep 2010 | International news release

mapping@kuraburi district

Customs and Constitutions – Draft closed for comment

The deadline for comments closed on 31 October 2010. The Draft is now being reviewed.... 

16 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

Award ceremony for Stockholm Industry Water Award

IUCN Asia Regional Water and Wetland's Programme participates in World Water Week 2010, Stockholm

IUCN, Regional Water and Wetlands Programme, Asia shares its recent publications on water at the Stockholm Water Week …  

16 Sep 2010 | News story

Cumaru Brazil

Sustainable wild plant harvesting proves a global success

Worldwide application of a new standard for sustainable harvesting of wild medicinal, aromatic, dye and food plants and trees is charting new ways to protect the species and their habitats and benefit the communities that depend on them, according to a new report from world wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF. …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story


The costly challenge of water and climate change

Financing the water sector in developing countries and the costs of adapting to climate change were under discussion during the World Water Week, which closed in Stockholm on 11 September. …  

13 Sep 2010 | News story