Community members participating in a district-level PES contest in Da Nhim commune

Lam Dong Province Learns About Payments for Environmental Services

Community members, local authorities and journalists gained a better understanding of the concept of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) after IUCN Viet Nam hosted a series of educational events, which most recently featured a public awareness campaign in July and August 2008. …  

11 Sep 2008 | News story

Grethel Aguilar, Directora Regional de UICN Mesoamérica, junto a Johnny Araya, Alcalde de la Municipalidad de San José, Costa Rica.

Autoridades municipalidades de Costa Rica analizan su institucionalidad frente a la planificación urbana

Proponen reactivar la Oficina de Planificación Metropolitana (OPAM) como alternativa para superar el problema de ingobernabilidad que vive el Área Metropolitana de San José, Costa Rica. …  

09 Sep 2008 | News story

Participants of the Bamako Workshop, May 2008

Launching a new partnership for climate change: from Bamako to Barcelona

IUCN is launching a new partnership with the DGCS (Italian cooperation), the Foundation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, ENDA and the Climate Action Network to facilitate North/South dialogues and to build capacities of developing countries to influence the negotiations on climate change. A series of regional seminars are organized, with one that already successful took place in Bamako, Mali in May 2008, and with other seminars scheduled in Asia and Latin America in 2009, leading to the crucial negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009. 

09 Sep 2008 | News story

Transition to Sustainability

Time to live lightly on Earth, says new IUCN book

A new book, Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World, by William M. Adams and Sally J. Jeanrenaud, has been launched by IUCN today. The world is facing unprecedented challenges from climate change, continuing loss of biodiversity, and the end of the era of cheap oil, according to the book. …  

08 Sep 2008 | News story

Photo signataires

Gestion des ressources en eau de la Volta : L’acte de naissance du Comité Transfrontalier signé.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 25 juin 2008 (UICN) – Le vendredi 20 juin 2008 a eu lieu à Ouagadougou, la signature de l’accord de création du Comité Transfrontalier de Gestion des ressources en Eau du sous bassin du Nakanbé (CTGEN) entre le Ministre Régional de Upper-East au Ghana et le Gouverneur du Centre-Est au Burkina Faso. …  

06 Sep 2008 | News story

International Water Association logo

People, Water, Future: Bridging divides in science, practice and capacity

IUCN is taking part in the Development Dialogues at the IWA World Water Congress in Vienna, Austria from September 8th to 12th, 2008. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Hotspots highlighted in new film

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

Alexandre Kiss Award 2008

Dear Friends,
It is a great pleasure to announce to you the winners of the Second Edition of our Alexandre Kiss Award for young professionals in Environmental Law, in order to increase their interest in research on environmental law and policy issues. …  

04 Sep 2008 | News story

Participants PES workshop Lima

Helping to make PES work

Since January 2008, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and Tropical America Katoomba Group (TAKG) have been implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of understanding the legal underpinnings of water and carbon contracts for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). From 6 to 8 August, ELC and TAKG jointly organized a workshop in Lima, Peru, which brought together PES experts from Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Young Conservationist Award 2008

Top Tier Portraits …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story