Avril 2011

IUCN Conservation Centre

The Business Case for Biodiveristy - Switzerland

Participants from business, the Swiss Government and NGOs gathered at the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to discuss the Business Case for Biodiversity in Switzerland in a workshop sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and co-hosted by Mercuria.  …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Solar panels - Kennedy bridge Bonn

Bonn-Based Organizations Will Benefit from the New Kennedy Bridge

The solar collectors that have been installed at the southern end of Kennedy Bridge could mean a big help for some of the organizations working from Bonn.  …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

The meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, such as these Baka women in Cameroon, is an important aspect of the pro-poor approach for REDD

Progress with formal REDD-plus planning in Cameroon

Recent developments in Cameroon show that the country is now steadily advancing with the building of a national REDD+ strategy. Progress with the creation of an all-important national framework for REDD+ implementation has to be taken step by step in order to allow stakeholder engagement and attention to the broader interests they represent.  …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story
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Cemex Quarry, Léry-Poses, France

CEMEX recognizes the importance of water management

Water is a building material – let’s not forget that. IUCN and global building materials company CEMEX join forces to work on optimizing water use and conserving the quality of water resources and wetlands in the river basins they operate in. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Monica Jacobs

New Head of IUCN EURO, Brussels

Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Monica Jacobs as Head, EU Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium as of the 13th April 2011. Monica is a seasoned professional who will help forward IUCN's role in Brussels. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

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BEST : un effet catalyseur pour l’outre-mer européen

Tous les acteurs doivent allier leurs forces pour faire de BEST un succès, et les fonds disponibles doivent être utilisés stratégiquement pour des projets orientés vers l’action. Tel a été le message principal de la première conférence sur BEST, le régime volontaire pour promouvoir la conservation et l’utilisation durable de la biodiversité dans les entités européennes d’outre-mer. Cette conférence a pris place au Parlement européen le 11 Avril 2011. …   | English

21 Apr 2011 | News story

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IUCN Commission on Environmental Law reaches out to newly formalised International Renewable Energy Agency

IUCN, through representatives of the its Commission on Environmental Law (CEL), attended the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi on 3 - 5 April 2011. At an audience with the newly elected Director General, Adnin Amin from Kenya, he expressed the desire to work with other organizations like IUCN, and obtain research assistance. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story