News and reports from the World Conservation Congress

Nicolas Hulot

Nicolas Hulot place la coopération Nord-Sud au centre de la protection de la nature

Nicolat Hulot, Président de la Fondation Nicolas-Hulot pour la nature et l'homme parle de la nécessaire collaboration entre les pays du Sud et ceux du Nord dans les négotiations vers un accord équitable sur le climat. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Noémi Mercier and Pavan Sukhdev

The 2008 Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards go to Noémi Mercier with “Our computers are poisoning the planet”

The 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting go to Noémi Mercier of Canada for her story “Our computers are poisoning the planet” (Nos ordinateurs empoisonnent la planète). At the Global Awards Ceremony held today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 5,000 US$ were awarded to her as the global winner. …   | French | Spanish

07 Oct 2008 | International news release


Forum d'ouverture des travaux du Congrès de Barcelone

6 octobre: Forum d'ouverture des travaux en session plénière suivi de l'ouverture des trois sessions thématiques du Congrès. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

The deadly dozen - The Wildlife Conservation Society
Sounds the Alarm on Wildlife–Human Disease Threats in the Age of Climate Change

Forewarned is forearmed

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report that lists 12 pathogens that could spread into new regions as a result of climate change, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today. All have potential impacts to human and wildlife health, as well as global economies. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

How to make the most of tropical forests

Indigenous people and policy makers were brought together to discuss the best way to preserve tropical forests at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Pamela Cox

Banking on change

The World Bank is compiling a report on the impacts of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pamela Cox, the Bank's Regional Vice President spoke to IUCN Web TV about some of the key findings and what is being done in response. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video


Marine issues go high tech

A new layer of Google Earth Outreach was launched today which will bring marine conservation to millions of desktops around the world for the first time. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Congress Steering Committee confirms deadline for submitting new motions to the Congress: 10 October, 14h00

To be considered, the text of new motions are to be submitted electronically to by the deadline: 14h00 on 10 October. The principal sponsor and four co-sponsors must confirm their sponsorship of the motion in writing at the Resolutions Help Desk before the deadline. …   | French | Spanish

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Marcus Brown, CEO of Young&Rubicam Brands

When do we stop buying?

Is the advertising industry the main culprit for over consumption in the developed world? What needs to be done to change people's ways and minds?
IUCN TV talks to Marcus Brown, CEO of Young&Rubicam Brands, who confirms that one planet is just not enough. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Maria Blair, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation

Financial crunch heralds a different future for philanthropy

Foundations who fund philanthropy expect the current economic meltdown means they will have to do more with less. But most assured the audience at the IUCN congress’s debate today on how philanthropy can contribute to a sustainable future that they are in this business for the long term. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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