Amérique du Sud

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

20 years on, civil society leads in Rio

Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable future. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Commitments coming through in Rio

As world leaders pour in to Rio de Janeiro for the UN's Sustainable Development Summit civil society, business and governments are making commitments that will make a difference, according to IUCN's Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

21 Jun 2012 | News story

Whale migration map in the Caribbean

Dutch Caribbean Whale Sanctuary this year

Before the end of 2012, the Netherlands will set up a marine mammal sanctuary for whales and dolphins in the Dutch Caribbean waters, recently announced the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. This is one of the outcomes of a meeting with the neighboring countries of the Dutch Islands in the Caribbean, the French Islands, the USA, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, about the cooperation between whale sanctuaries.  …  

21 Jun 2012 | News story
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Verónica Arias, del Centro de Derecho Ambiental, y Víctor Hugo Inchausty, Director regional (ai) de UICN-Sur.

South American States Frustrated in Rio

With just two days left there is a feeling of frustration on the part of many governments here at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in Rio. And many of those are from South America. …  

21 Jun 2012 | News story

Plant a pledge

Planta una promesa!

UICN y Airbus lanzan campaña para restaurar paisajes y bosques. …  

20 Jun 2012 | News story
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Aimé J. Nianogo

African expectations not yet met in Rio

Around 50,000 delegates from around the world are attending the UN’s biggest meeting ever in Rio. The aim of the Rio +20 Sustainability Summit is to lift billions of the world’s poorest people out of poverty without exhausting the planet’s resources. But economic woes are keeping expectations low. …  

19 Jun 2012 | News story

Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

At the crossroads of conservation and development

Transboundary cooperation among adjacent countries epitomizes the ambition of the Rio +20 conference. As discussed during the side event organized by IUCN and the Italian Government (DGCS) at the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20), it offers some early results and insights into the relevance of natural resource management for the green economy. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

Business unusual

Let’s get serious!

IUCN and the UN Global Compact are helping business in Rio get serious about biodiversity, boosting private sector efforts in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services – the benefits we get from nature. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

deforestation

Les États-Unis et d’autres acteurs s’engagent à restaurer plus de 18 millions d’hectares de forêts

Le service forestier des États-Unis, le Rwanda, une coalition brésilienne et une alliance de peoples autochtones méso-américains se sont engagés à restaurer un total de 18 millions d’hectares de leurs paysages forestiers. Une initiative qui va injecter des milliards de dollars dans les économies locales et mondiales et qui apportera de nombreux autres avantages, d’après l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish | Portuguese

18 Jun 2012 | News story
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Dr Mark Smith

Blog: Negotiating [clean] water in Rio

My first day in Rio was yesterday. I was off the plane at 6 am, to the hotel and then straight to Rio Centro for a lunchtime side event with the Ramsar Secretariat on the upcoming TEEB study on water and wetlands. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

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