Oceanía

Wind power operated by FEA provides Fiji with between 5-10 megawats of electricity.

Pacific energy experts apply environmental management tools

Pacific energy practitioners adopt tools for managing environmental consequences of energy projects and policies …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story
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IUCN Councillors at the 73rd Meeting of Council, 23-25 November 2009

Concluye la reunión del Consejo en la sede de la UICN

El Consejo de la UICN se reunió en Gland, Suiza, del 23 al 25 noviembre de 2009. …   | English | French

26 Nov 2009 | News story

rainforest

El Consejo de la UICN se pone en marcha

La aprobación del plan de trabajo y el presupuesto de la UICN para los próximos dos años, la sede del próximo Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza (2012) y la participación de la UICN en la Conferencia sobre el Cambio Climático de Copenhague (COP 15), son parte de los asuntos que se tratarán en la 73ª reunión del Consejo de la UICN, a celebrarse en Gland, Suiza, el 23 de noviembre. …   | English | French

23 Nov 2009 | News story

Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Nauru Coat of Arms

UICN acoge con beneplácito a Nauru como nuevo Estado Miembro

El Gobierno de la República de Nauru ha anunciado oficialmente su decisión de unirse a la UICN y adherirse a sus Estatutos, convirtiéndose así en el 80o Estado Miembro de la red ambiental de carácter global más grande y antigua del mundo. El Gobierno de la República de Nauru ha designado al Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Medio Ambiente como su enlace con la Secretaría de la UICN. …   | English | French

02 Nov 2009 | News story

LOGO Competition for PREEN

The newly established Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN) is holding a small competition to develop its logo. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story
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Low lying flood area - Drasa, Lautoka, Fiji

IUCN Oceania Releases New Study on Economic Costs of 2009 Fiji Floods

Disasters, such as floods, can have devastating outcomes, particularly when sensitivities of people and economies are heightened by changes in the natural landscape, argues an IUCN report, Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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Director of SOPAC, Cristelle Pratt (middle) addressing participants at the meeting.

New Professional Body for the Pacific

A new professional network, the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN), was established at a technical workshop in Suva yesterday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | News story
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Erosion

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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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


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