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Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon. Pita Sharples shares his story to attentive conference attendees.

Indigenous peoples at centre of Sharing Power Conference

 On January 11-15, 2011, the first ever “Sharing Power Conference” was held in Whakatane, New Zealand and hosted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (Mäori Tribal Authority, and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (Mäori Tribal University). …  

18 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

UICN da la bienvenida al Año Internacional de los Bosques

Los bosques del mundo son esenciales para la vida, su diversidad y para alcanzar los objetivos más grandes de la humanidad, tales como: reducir la pobreza, frenar el cambio climático y lograr un desarrollo sostenible. Durante 2011, la UICN trabajará para asegurar que los bosques ofrezcan su máximo potencial para el bienestar humano y la conservación de la biodiversidad. …   | English

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Nadi Basin, Fiji Islands

WANI and partners working towards flood mitigation in Fiji

Frequent heavy flooding on Fiji’s West Coast has resulted in loss of lives and livelihoods in recent years. A consortium of partners, including IUCN, decided to join forces and share scientific data that will help better identify and analyse flood risks. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

A resource and environmental economics book written for the Pacific: New book launched

A new book, Economics of Resource and Environmental Economics Project Management in the Pacific, published by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature was launched on Thursday December 16 by the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Mr Peter Forau. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story

Fagaloa Bay, Upolu Island, Samoa

Small islands take the stage in Cancun

Working with six Pacific Island Governments, IUCN's Energy Programme has been implementing the project "Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States". Today in Cancun at the UN Climate Talks, the Italian government which co-finances the project brought together representatives of these six Pacific nations.   …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

Mining

Countries call answered for water to be addressed in climate negotiations

Six countries from around the world called for water to be put on the climate agenda during the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story

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Taking on the water and biofuels challenge

IUCN experts are joining forces with the oil and gas industry to tackle the risks associated with biofuel production, particularly the added stress it can put on dwindling global water supplies. …  

22 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Nadi Catchment Area

Flood risk management plan for Nadi River - IUCN signs MOU

Work targeted at developing an integrated flood risk management programme for the Nadi River catchment area in Fiji has been boosted with a financial commitment from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Nov 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

5 Countries aim to safeguard mangroves

Safeguarding mangrove ecosystems for their ecological, social and environmental value was the central topic of discussion amongst five Pacific Island Countries during an Induction Workshop of the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project undertaken in Suva last week from October 27th to 30th. …  

03 Nov 2010 | News story


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