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How to help business become greener?

The impact of the private sector on the environment can be very detrimental. Getting companies on board with conservation organisations is crucial to try and reduce this impact and improve the status of species and habitats in Europe. A number of initiatives have been developed to help businesses become greener. A comprehensive European accreditation scheme for companies is now being discussed. …  

04 Nov 2011 | News story

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

2nd Model home completed.

Palau’s green home model grabs regional financing attention

Thirteen financing institutions from the Pacific region have gathered in Koror this week to learn from Palau’s successful green home energy model.   …  

03 Oct 2011 | News story

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The Sourou Valley: Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Sourou Valley, a wetlands region in the north of Burkina Faso, was for a time considered a breadbasket for the country. However, an IUCN economic valuation study of the region's ecosystem services overturned this idea. …   | French

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

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Travelers’ Philanthropy: Supporting Conservation and Local Communities

The International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference, held in July, brought together 150 organizations from the tourism, conservation and development sectors. Travelers’ philanthropy, promotes tourism businesses and travelers donating ‘time, talent or treasure’ to support conservation and social service projects. …  

13 Sep 2011 | News story

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European biodiversity: where we are and where to go

A special panel comprising high-level representatives of some of IUCN partners debated the current challenges of biodiversity in Europe and the role IUCN should play to solve them, at the European Conservation Forum yesterday. Here are some of the ideas which arose from the debate. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Towards a renewed IUCN-ICMM Collaboration

 IUCN and ICMM are negotiating a renewed collaboration following on from the successful IUCN-ICMM Dialogue …  

09 Sep 2011 | Article

Making ecotourism market-viable in East Africa

Making ecotourism market-viable in East Africa

IUCN, in partnership with Kuoni, the Swiss travel company, organized a training workshop for the conservation community in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, to build business skills and share experiences for successful ecotourism development. …  

02 Sep 2011 | Article

Panellists discussing at roundtables, on topic of green growth for the 6th World Water Forum

Water and Green Growth: Examining the Links at World Water Week

Water is integral to economic development. Likewise, ecosystem services -and the value they deliver to the economy- depend on water. But, what options for water are ‘green’? …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story