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Participants at the workshop

Thinking beyond the norm: Linking energy systems and environmental implications

Proactive rather than reactive planning is needed to ensure that energy systems go in the right places,” said Anare Matakiviti, IUCN Oceania Energy Programme Coordinator in opening the regional workshop on “Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for renewable energy projects” held in Nadi, Fiji in April. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

Nigel Dudley Sue Stolton

The power of partnership

Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton 2011 – United Kingdom

Nobody knows better the benefits that national parks and other protected areas bring to people and nature than Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley, and no one has worked harder to bring this knowledge to bear in saving the world’s natural wealth. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Dr. Milika Sobey, IUCN Oceania Water and Wetlands Programme Coordinator

Championing water issues in the Pacific

The identification of local “champions” of integrated water resource management can do much to allow dialogue, transfer of knowledge and capacity building in the successful delivery of a project. …  

05 Apr 2011 | Article

Aboard the Gaualofa, the Samoan va’a. Crew members educating school children on Ocean threats.

Working with Vaka crews on environmental messaging

IUCN Oceania has had a close relationship with the Fiji Islands Voyaging Society (FIVS) since its inception in 2009, to the point that staff have been aboard the Uto Ni Yalo (the FIVS flagship) on several occasions, and one staff member joining a sail to Savusavu as a crew member. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Water Lily monitoring 2

ReSource Awards for Sustainable Watershed Management

The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is an internationally recognised prize acknowledging leadership in the implementation of the principles of sustainability in watershed management. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, is a patron of the ReSource Awards. …  

23 Mar 2011 | Event

James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

World’s poorest billion to gain from managing own forests

The lives of a billion of the world’s poorest people could be improved though investing in community forest management, according to a recent IUCN study. As the world celebrates World Forest Day, IUCN urges decision-makers to recognize the various benefits of forests for forest-dependent communities. …  

21 Mar 2011 | International news release

Signing the MOU - Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami and Chief Executive Officer for South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Ilisoni Vuidreketi.

Tourism seals new environment partnership

In light of current high demands for green tourism, The South Pacific Tourism Organisation today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, officially forging a five year partnership to pursue greener tourism developments within the region. …  

16 Mar 2011 | Media statement

Nadi Basin

Sharing experiences on ecosystem based management: CEM visits Oceania

 Key players and experts from the environment and sustainable development community in Fiji and abroad gathered in Nadi, Fiji from 2 – 4 March to discuss how to integrate ecosystem based management principles into the Nadi River Basin and Mangrove Management Plans. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story


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