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The IUCN-Holcim Panel proposes the adoption of a Biodiversity Management System

The IUCN-Holcim Panel, composed by 5 high international experts in biodiversity conservation, has completed the visits to Holcim’s country operations. Seven countries and more than 25 quarries were visited between June 2008 and October 2009. …  

19 Nov 2009 | News story

Going for gold: winners of 2009 SEED Award announced

Outstanding social and environmental projects from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Colombia, Southern Africa, India and Niger are the winners of the 2009 SEED Gold Awards for entrepreneurship in sustainable development. …  

18 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

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

Putting a price tag on nature’s services – new book

Cutting-edge science and striking photography are combined in a new book about ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being. …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Bringing business and nature closer together

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding for the second time. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

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

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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