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Dr Mark Smith

Blog: Negotiating [clean] water in Rio

My first day in Rio was yesterday. I was off the plane at 6 am, to the hotel and then straight to Rio Centro for a lunchtime side event with the Ramsar Secretariat on the upcoming TEEB study on water and wetlands. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Conference

Going beyond GDP and adopting an inclusive Green Economy roadmap in Rio

A high-level conference entitled “Towards Rio+20” chaired by MEP Vittorio Prodi was held in the European Parliament on 24 April 2012. The event brought together over 100 participants, including policy makers, International Organisations’ representatives, and stakeholders. …  

02 May 2012 | News story
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Hornet

Top global platform on biodiversity and its benefits established

After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed upon during the Second Plenary Session to build IPBES held in Panama City, Panama, from 16-21 April 2012. …  

24 Apr 2012 | News story

Cover - IUCN Knowledge Products brochure

IUCN offers conservation knowledge for global nature platform

The world needs a stronger link between government policy and scientific facts regarding nature and its benefits. IUCN is taking part in the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April, Panama City, Panama. …  

13 Apr 2012 | News story

Laos

Water - but not as we know it, says IUCN

The World Water Forum in Marseille has firmly placed nature at the heart of its strategies for improving global water resources. This effectively changes the way the world looks at protecting this most valuable liquid asset, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2012 | News story

Andrew Seidl

Counting the cost of water

The economic value of water cannot be underestimated. To that end the Head of IUCN's Global Economic and Environment Programme, Andrew Seidl talks about some of the risks that we face if we don't start counting the cost of water. …  

13 Mar 2012 | News story

Cambodia

World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for press conference on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

22 Jan 2012 | News story