Août 2011

Randy Thaman explains a point during discussions.

Pacific Islands green economic future must challenge global economic models

Pacific Island nations cannot move to a new economic development paradigm alone, the structure of the global economy as a whole must change and move to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable basis. This is the message the Roundtable for Nature Conservation of the Pacific Islands want Pacific Leaders to take to Rio+20 in 2012. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

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Call for nomination of Chair and Members of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use Specialist Group

The Chairs of CEESP and SSC seek nominations for the position of SUSG Chair (or two Co-Chairs). Candidates should preferably be familiar with both CEESP and SSC, and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines. Nominations should be submitted to Claire.santer@iucn.org by 31 August 2011, and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations, and nominations of other people, are both permitted, but nominations of others should include a statement as to whether or not the person in question has agreed to serve if appointed. The intention is to appoint the chair of the SUSG before the end of October 2011. Expressions of interesting in joining this new Specialist Group as a member can be sent to: ceesp@iucn.org 

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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‘We're in this together:' promoting youth engagement and intergenerational partnership within and through CEESP

The Sharing Power Conference, held in Whakatane, New Zealand, in January 2011, helped create momentum for a youth-focused movement within CEESP. Building on the conferences successes, Aroha Mead invited CEESP member Catie Burlando, with support from CEC member Dominic Stucker, to form a group that would promote youth engagement and intergenerational partnership within and through CEESP. 

03 Aug 2011 | News story

CLP, SOS

No smoke without fire

A team of young Bangladeshi conservationists which have been supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) through Save Our Species (SOS) funding recently found themselves in the right place at the right time to stop a fire raging across an area of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

Participant at CEC workshop during the World Scout Jamboree's Global Development Village

Scouting for biodiversity

What would the world be like if designed by Scouts? If you could let your imagination go wild and bring a new species to life, what would it look like? How can we make a difference in our home societies so that we live in a more harmonious world for people and nature? …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

Miyun County, Beijing China

Saving Beijing’s water, people and nature

The Miyun Reservoir in China, which has a significant forest cover, provides the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing - a city that faces a serious water crisis. But today, the watershed is unhealthy and fails to address the needs of those who depend on it. IUCN aims to restore it and improve local people’s lives by, paradoxically, lifting the logging ban in the area. …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

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Invitation - CEM Symposium

Please join the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management-North America & Caribbean Region and the Society for Ecological Restoration

SYMPOSIUM: Roadmap to Restoring the Ecological Health of the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill
Tuesday, August 23
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Yucatan 1 Conference Room
Hotel Fiesta Americana
2011 SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Mérida, Mexico …  

01 Aug 2011 | News story

International Conference on "Human Rights and Duties: Supporting Biological Integrity for Public Health"

The International Conference on “Human Rights and Duties: Supporting Biological Integrity for Public Health” took place from July 11-16 at the first Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in the city of Prague. The organizers of this event were Prof. Laura Westra, member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, Prof. Colin Soskolne and Prof. Vladimir Bencko.   …  

01 Aug 2011 | News story
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