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Don’t hold REDD hostage in Copenhagen

After good progress in week one, concerns remain that a deal on REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) could yet stall on a small number of unresolved issues, or could be sacrificed because of lack of progress in other areas of the bigger deal, says IUCN. …  

15 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Private Sector @ IUCN

IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme organized a four day event “Private Sector @ IUCN” from 19 – 22 October in its Head Quarters in Gland, Switzerland. The event brought together IUCN staff working with the private sector and representatives from businesses interacting with IUCN. …  

03 Dec 2009 | News story

Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

Developed countries to pay for forests, says Geneva survey

A survey carried out in Geneva, Switzerland, shows that most people believe that the key to conserving tropical forests and seriously reducing greenhouse gas emissions lies with better funding from developed countries. …   | French

19 Nov 2009 | International news release
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Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

Putting a price tag on nature’s services – new book

Cutting-edge science and striking photography are combined in a new book about ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being. …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story

Danone Fund for Nature

Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands

The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership will be hosting a three day expert workshop on "Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands" from 9 to 11 November at the IUCN/Ramsar Headquarters. …   | French

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Low lying flood area - Drasa, Lautoka, Fiji

IUCN Oceania Releases New Study on Economic Costs of 2009 Fiji Floods

Disasters, such as floods, can have devastating outcomes, particularly when sensitivities of people and economies are heightened by changes in the natural landscape, argues an IUCN report, Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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Director of SOPAC, Cristelle Pratt (middle) addressing participants at the meeting.

New Professional Body for the Pacific

A new professional network, the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN), was established at a technical workshop in Suva yesterday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | International news release
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Logging truck

Forest governance and climate policies

Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Edible bamboo shoots for sale in Northern Lao PDR

Getting REDD right for forest people

Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story