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Building Biodiversity Business

Private sector involvement crucial for sustainable development partnerships

Companies have coverage and influence, an emphasis on efficiency and special technical and managerial expertise that could strengthen sustainable development efforts considerably. This was a shared view by IUCN and other participants during the first week of the 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

IPBES

Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

Prescription for a blue economy

What do the global financial crisis and climate change have to tell us about the high seas? Both demonstrate the complexity of 21st century life. …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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ORIENTAÇÃO E CRITÉRIO SCIENTÍFICOS DOS AÇORES

Orientação e Critério Scieníficos dos Açores

ORIENTAÇÃO E CRITÉRIO SCIENTÍFICOS DOS AÇORES para identifi cação de áreas marinhas ecológica ou biologicamente signifi cativas e concepção de redes representativas de áreas marinhas protegidas em oceano aberto e mar profundo …  

01 May 2009 | Downloads - document

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance for identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas and designing representative networks of marine protected areas in open ocean waters and deep sea habitats …  

01 May 2009 | Downloads - document

CITES Animals Committee

Report on the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting

During the week of April 20 to 24, Species Programme represented IUCN at the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Animals Committee meetings are designed to provide scientific advice and guidance to the Parties of CITES and the Secretariat to assist in their decision-making on species issues. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Tsunami

The Tsunami Legacy

To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes - says a report launched on 24th April 2009 at the United Nations. According to the “The Tsunami Legacy – Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change” report, involving local communities in the recovery process is as instrumental as installing high-tech early warning systems. The report also highlights the need for governments to incorporate disaster risk reduction measures in national development plans. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

DAsanka's shrub frog

A boost for biodiversity from the G8

Environment ministers at the G8 meeting in Sicily sent a strong political message about biodiversity and climate change with the release of the Carta di Siracusa on Biodiversity. …  

27 Apr 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

G20 must follow through on green promises

The G20, meeting yesterday in London, agreed with what IUCN and many others have been saying: the economic recovery must be inclusive, green and sustainable. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story