2012

Vue des participants à l'atelier

L’UICN accompagne les communes de Korsimoro, Lalgaye et Ténado dans leur processus de révision des PCD

Du 19 au 30 novembre 2012, la cellule changement climatique de l’UICN Burkina Faso, appuyée par les directions régionales de l’évaluation et de la planification des régions du Centre Nord, du Centre Est et du Centre Ouest, a animé des ateliers de révision des Plans communaux de développement (PCD) des communes de Korsimoro, Lalgaye et Ténado, dans le cadre du projet « Intégration du changement climatique dans les politiques de réduction de la pauvreté en Afrique de l’Ouest » (CC-PREMI).
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14 Dec 2012 | News story
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Forests of SE Cameroon

Ecosystem science matters for business

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently issued a briefing on business and biodiversity science, which highlights a variety of interactions and opportunities, as well as the current lack of synergies. This briefing also addresses the latest developments of the global expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). 

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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Sugar cane plantations at Santa Clara province, Cuba

Sustainable Sugarcane for Sustainable Biofuels

IUCN, Shell and Joint Venture (JV) Raizen recently piloted an initiative to assess conservation-related implementation and impacts of the Bonsucro standards for sugarcane-based ethanol production in Brazil. …  

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

The Bonn Challenge approaches 50 million hectares mark!

The global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020 – known as the “Bonn Challenge” – gained further momentum at the December UN Climate Talks in Doha, as Costa Rica and El Salvador each commit up to1 million hectares. The 50 million hectare mark – or one third of the target – is now within reach, amid broad acknowledgement that the largest restoration initiative in history is truly underway. 

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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The Business and Economy Pavilion

Messages from the Congress

The 2012 Congress was a milestone for business as it was the first Congress where there has been a significant focus on the role of business in developing and implementing Nature + solutions. Business as usual is not an option; this was made clear at congress. …  

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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WBCSD

WBCSD in the field with The Forest Dialogue

Working with stakeholders from business, research, government, environment and social sectors, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) - an independent, multi-stakeholder dialogue platform and process hosted at Yale University - held its first dialogue in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, considering landscape level public policy, business and biodiversity challenges and solutions.  

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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Dr Thomas Brooks

Dr. Thomas Brooks Interview

We pose three questions to Tom Brooks, IUCN's new Head – Science and Knowledge Management, in the Global Policy and Programme Group (PPG).  

14 Dec 2012 | Article
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Brown bear in Shiretoko peninsula, World Heritage Site, Japan

China and Japan workshops on WDPA and strengthening the protected area information base

Maintenance of information in the WDPA database for three countries in Asia – China, Japan and the Republic of Korea – is a challenge that the WCPA, in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, the Korea National Parks Service (KNPS) and the IUCN Regional Biodiversity Conservation, Asia (RBCP) has tackled with national workshops aimed at ensuring a common understanding of the global data standards, present national PA information systems and current data challenges. …  

14 Dec 2012 | News story
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Wood sculptures

IUCN-UPM: realizing the green economy

Nature provides the resources which are essential to our survival and our economy. Natural resources are the heart of companies’ productivity. Preserving these resources and using them sustainably is crucial for businesses’ long-term sustainability. IUCN has partnered with UPM, a large pulp and paper manufacturing and timber company based in Finland, to establish indicators and standards for incorporating biodiversity conservation into the company’s business model.   …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia creates world’s largest network of marine reserves

In November 2012 the Australian Government announced the creation of the world’s largest network of marine reserves. The government proclaimed 44 marine reserves a network, covering 2.3 million square kilometres, a full third of Australia’s ocean territory. The reserves are home to 45 of the world’s 78 whale and dolphin species, six of the seven known species of marine turtle, and 4,000 fish species. The government received support from over 500,000 Australians, who commented positively on the creation of the network. …  

13 Dec 2012 | News story