News and reports from the World Conservation Congress

Interview with Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto

New solutions for the mining industry

 What has the mining industry done to change its ways and overcome poor public perceptions about its environmental record? Can IUCN's Congress provide some of the solutions to the environmental challenges huge companies are facing today? Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining and exploration companies speaks to IUCN's Web TV about these burning issues on the first day of intensive debates between governments, businesses, indigenous people, scientists and philanthropists.

06 Oct 2008 | Video

International Women Entrepreneurs Fair

Congress creates fair opportunities for women

Women have been juggling their families with trade for generations. The International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona highlights the economic, social and environmental inputs that women entrepreneurs bring to their countries and the world through their green enterprises.

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Miller Award 2008

Australian wins Kenton Miller Award for Parks Innovation

Marc Hockings 2008

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Connect2earth prize awarded

Barcelona, 6 October 2008 (IUCN and WWF) – Sofia Mateus, a 29-year-old Swiss/Portuguese, is the grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green on-line community where young people can have their say about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

IUCN World Conservation Congress Opening Ceremony. 5 Oct 2008

What kind of world do we want to see?

These were the words which launched the IUCN World Conservation Congress today in Barcelona. The ceremony, graced by royalty, Nobel Prize winners and political leaders, opened with an urgent call for the world to change course. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Tamas Marghescu

The story of Sailing to Barcelona

Tamas Marghescu, IUCN Regional Director for Europe, tells us how IUCN came up with the idea of Sailing to Barcelona, how he organized it, and the results of it. …  

05 Oct 2008 | Video

Sailing to Barcelona Boat Parade

More than 20 boats sail to IUCN World Conservation Congress

Twenty-one boats from different parts of the world sailed with the joint mission of carrying their message to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain. …   | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona revs up for IUCN Red List Launch

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled this afternoon at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. The Red List now covers nearly 45,000 species. The Global Mammal Assessment will be released at the same time and will include an update on all 5,490 of the world’s mammals. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release


Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

There is no doubt that most of the world has woken up to the fact climate change is a problem and one that’s here to stay unless we act now. So how will the world judge our actions in 200 years? Will we be criticized for knowing everything there was to know about the problem and still doing nothing? Or will we be praised for our fast thinking and action that averted disaster? Here, we take a look at life beyond climate change mitigation, examine where the solutions to our rapidly over-heating planet lie, and reflect on what our world will look like 50 years on, with a population of some 9 billion people. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

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