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L’UICN accueille 18 nouveaux Membres

Le 25 novembre 2009, la 73ème réunion du Conseil de l’UICN a admis 18 nouveaux Membres au sein de l’UICN. Le Conseil, le Président, le Directeur Général ainsi que toute la famille de l’UICN souhaitent chaleureusement la bienvenue aux nouveaux Membres et se réjouissent à l’avance de leur participation active.   …   | English | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

CEC Members Offer Advice on Communicating PAs and Climate Change

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Susanna Calvo attended the WCPA Climate Change Summit in Granada. They offer some strategic approaches to communicating the importance of protected areas to climate change mitigation.
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30 Nov 2009 | News story

The Antinea

Oceans and Climate Change: View this 6-minute video

This film explains in 6 minutes how the oceans are affected and play a major role in climate change, with a focus on alien species in the Mediterranean. CEC members went abord the vessel used by the Changing Oceans Expedition while docked in Barcelona last October. Shared with CEC by the Antinea team. …  

29 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN Councillors at the 73rd Meeting of Council, 23-25 November 2009

Clôture de la réunion du Conseil au siège de l’UICN

Le Conseil de l’UICN s’est rassemblé à Gland, en Suisse, du 23 au 25 novembre 2009. …   | English | Spanish

26 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

Jordan Training

Arab governments show foresight over climate change and gender equality

With a firm agreement elusive in the countdown to the UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen next month, the ability of local communities in the Arab region to fight the negative effects of climate change hang in the balance. …  

12 Nov 2009 | News story

Copenhagen COP 15

Insider's view: from Barcelona to Copenhagen

The Climate Change Talks held in Barcelona (2-6 November) under the auspices of the UNFCCC ended with the Chairmen of the two main negotiating streams expressing confidence that ‘a strong outcome of COP15 at Copenhagen can be achieved that is balanced, fair, ambitious and effective’. However, at the same time, most negotiating groups are now playing down the probability that the initially hoped-for legally binding agreement will emerge in December. They admit that there is now a lack of time as well as a lack of progress. They prefer to refer to a ‘politically binding agreement’ (the meaning of which is less than clear) and to devoting 2010 to negotiating the details of a legal treaty- i.e. legally binding under international law.  …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Convention internationale sur la conservation des psittacidés

La Fondation Loro Parque, par ailleurs Membre de l’UICN, organisera la 1ère convention internationale sur la conservation des psittacidés – Sciences, politiques et pratiques, du 20 au 22 septembre 2010, et la 7ème convention internationale sur les perroquets, du 22 au 25 septembre 2010. …   | English | Spanish

27 Oct 2009 | News story

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

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