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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

Prime Minister of Pakistan addressing the Regional Conference on Climate Change 2009

Climate change an economic threat, say experts

Climate change an economic threat, say experts
Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 January, 2009 (IUCN) – Climatic changes are likely to intensify the environmental stresses that lead to land degradation, shortfalls in food production, rural poverty and urban unrest. This was stated by Dr R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in his keynote speech delivered on Tuesday at a two-day regional conference, “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for South Asia”. …  

13 Jan 2009 | International news release

Hilary Benn observing the local industry of Huayuan Village

Hilary Benn’s Trip to Huayuan Village

Hilary Benn, UK’s Secretary of State for the Environment, visited LLS field site of Huayuan Village.  …  

13 Jan 2009 | News story
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Rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.

IUCN supporting sustainable rubber development in Lao PDR

IUCN Lao PDR recently supported a consultation workshop on investment trends and actors in the Lao rubber sector, working with the National Economic Research Institute. …  

08 Jan 2009 | News story

Malayan Box Turtle

Illegal trade in Malayan Box Turtles continues

The Malayan Box Turtle is disappearing across Malaysia despite a ban on its export, finds a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and a joint programme between IUCN and WWF. The turtles are in high demand in East Asia for their meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine. …  

07 Jan 2009 | News story