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Edible bamboo shoots for sale in Northern Lao PDR

Getting REDD right for forest people

Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

REDD: putting women at risk or providing opportunities?

Jeannette Gurung of WOCAN highlights some of the gender differentiated impacts of REDD.

01 Oct 2009 | News story


REDD-plus: will the ‘broad bridge’ hold up under the strain?

Consuelo Espinosa Proaño of IUCN calls for a broadbased approach to forestbased mitigation as a bridging mechanism towards a lowcarbon economy. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Looking for firewood in Um Zibil Forest Reserve

Will REDD make a difference?

Arild Angelsen of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and CIFOR gives a ‘cynical optimist’s’ view on whether REDD will work. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Signing of MoU between IUCNP, FATA Secretariat and MoE

IUCN signs A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fata Secretariat

ISLAMABAD September 29: An MoU was signed between IUCN Pakistan and the  Federal Ministry of Environment for the establishment of ‘Environment Cell’ in Fata Secretariat, Peshawar. IUCN’s Regional Director Asia, Aban Marker Kabraji, and Country Representative Pakistan, Shah Murad Aliani, and Secretary Ministry of Environment Kamran Lashari, and Secretary Planning & Development Fata Secretariat, Peshawar Dr. Jamal Nasir signed the agreement. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The IUCN Vietnam shared information on FLEGT with NGOs in Hanoi.

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Analysis Identifies Ways to Improve Understanding and Increase Legality

If a tree is cut down illegally, but no one knows the law, did it make a sound? Riddle aside, the IUCN Vietnam is attempting to address that exact problem. In 2008, The European Union created a FLEGT action plan as a way to cut down on illegal logging. However, in Vietnam, there is a lack of understanding and awareness of the FLEGT action plan. The IUCN Vietnam has been working hard to raise awareness and increase the legality of FLEGT. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story
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Some members of the IUCN Vietnam staff enjoy drinks at a farewell party.

Staff News

The recently restructured IUCN Vietnam is entering a new period of productivity. As the amount of staff has been streamlined, each member has taken on more responsibility.


29 Sep 2009 | News story
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The Time for Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity can make a good business. Business can also be very good for conservation. These are the findings of a recent survey of 80 IUCN Members. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

TEEB: The economic case for investing in ecosystems

Investing in the Earth’s ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, saving trillions of dollars, says the latest update from TEEB. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story


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