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Banking on Biodiversity

The members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation met in Honiara from 28 June to the 2 July 2009 to discuss the state of the Pacific Islands environment and review commitments to the Pacific Islands Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. “Banking on Biodiversity” is the product of those discussions and a call to action in response to the growing threats to the Pacific Islands Region. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

Strengthening Sustainability and Energy Security in Small Island Developing States

Island nations face some pressing challenges in the 21st century which heighten the importance and imperative of moving to more sustainable and secure energy futures. IUCN, with the Austria Development Cooperation, organised a parallel session at the Vienna Energy Conference 22-24 June 2009. …  

06 Jul 2009 | News story
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Maurice Strong Environmental Debate

Leading thinkers discuss solutions for sustainable energy future

As part of the Maurice Strong birthday party celebrations held at IUCN Headquarters in Gland, 1-2 July 2009, a Roundtable of leading thinkers met on the subject of "Securing our sustainable energy futures". …  

03 Jul 2009 | News story

Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Maurice Strong

Radical change needed in Copenhagen, says Maurice Strong

Both the current financial crisis and climate change are a  result of the inadequacy of the existing economic model, according to Maurice Strong. …  

02 Jul 2009 | News story

congrès sur les forêts communales

Forêts communales: pour une vision commune de leur gestion durable

Du 15 au 18 juin 2009 s’est tenu à Ouagadougou,  le premier congrès des forêts communales d’Afrique de l’ouest. 

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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Participants of the World Heritage Sub-Regional Meeting in Meknes, Morocco

Sub-regional meetings on the Second cycle of Periodic reporting in the Arab states

After the first Regional meeting on the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States which took place in Bahrain in December 2008, the Arab states were divided into three clusters to attend the sub-regional World Heritage Meetings that were held in Jordan, Qatar and Morocco. IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) has actively participated in the three meetings represented by IUCN World Heritage Focal Point Ms Haifaa Abdulhalim. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

World Heritage Nomination for the Marshlands of Mesopotamia in Iraq

The Marshlands (al-ahwar) of Mesopotamia in southern Iraq, is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative list in preparation for nominating it to be a natural and cultural (mixed) world heritage site. IUCN ROWA has trained a number of stakeholders mainly represented by the governmental sector in Mesopotamia to start preparing for the nomination file for this site. The Training on World Heritage Nomination Process for Marshland of Mesopotamia in Iraq was held in Amman, on June 27-29, 2009 and was organized and funded by UNESOC Iraq Office and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The training was facilitated by IUCN Regional World Heritage Focal Point Ms Haifaa Abdulhalim and Mr. Zaki Aslan from ICCROM; an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Convention de collaboration

Le Gouvernement du Rwanda et l’UICN signent une convention de collaboration.

Le 12 juin 2009, le Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (UICN-PACO), représenté par le Pr. Aimé J. Nianogo, a signé une convention de collaboration avec le Ministère des Ressources Naturelles (MINIRENA) du Rwanda, représenté par le Ministre Stanislas Kamanzi. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Bruno Monteferri

Bruno Monteferri is the new Chair of the Group of Young Professionals

The Group of Young Professionals is an initiative of CEL´s Steering Committee as a response to the Resolution WCC3.029 and was established with the objective of providing a space for young leaders who are interested in the field of Environmental Law. Although the group is fairly new, it is growing at a rapid rate. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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Nitin Desai, Distinguished Fellow of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Do not get caught in details!

When dealing with the climate change and biodiversity loss crisis, the world's leaders should not get caught in details. This is the opinion of India's Nitin Desai, member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, one of over 100 high-level participants in IUCN's climate change debate. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story