Océanie

Wind power operated by FEA provides Fiji with between 5-10 megawats of electricity.

Pacific energy experts apply environmental management tools

Pacific energy practitioners adopt tools for managing environmental consequences of energy projects and policies …  

04 Dec 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

rainforest

Ouverture du Conseil de l’UICN à Gland, en Suisse

Au programme de la 73ème réunion du Conseil de l’UICN qui s’ouvre à Gland, en Suisse, le 23 novembre, l’approbation du plan de travail et du budget de l’UICN pour les deux prochaines années, l’organisation du prochain Congrès mondial de la nature et l’implication de l’UICN lors de la Conférence de Copenhague sur le changement climatique (COP15). …   | English | Spanish

23 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

Nauru Coat of Arms

L’UICN accueille Nauru, nouvel Etat Membre de l’Union

Le gouvernement de la République de Nauru a officiellement annoncé sa décision de rejoindre l’UICN et d’adhérer aux Statuts de l’UICN, devenant ainsi le 80ème Etat Membre du plus vaste et du plus ancien réseau mondial de protection de l’environnement. Le ministère du Commerce, de l’Industrie et de l’Environnement a été désigné par le gouvernement de la République de Nauru comme organe de liaison avec le Secrétariat de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

02 Nov 2009 | News story

LOGO Competition for PREEN

The newly established Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN) is holding a small competition to develop its logo. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story
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Low lying flood area - Drasa, Lautoka, Fiji

IUCN Oceania Releases New Study on Economic Costs of 2009 Fiji Floods

Disasters, such as floods, can have devastating outcomes, particularly when sensitivities of people and economies are heightened by changes in the natural landscape, argues an IUCN report, Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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Director of SOPAC, Cristelle Pratt (middle) addressing participants at the meeting.

New Professional Body for the Pacific

A new professional network, the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN), was established at a technical workshop in Suva yesterday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | News story
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Erosion

REDD-plus: will the ‘broad bridge’ hold up under the strain?

Consuelo Espinosa Proaño of IUCN calls for a broadbased approach to forestbased mitigation as a bridging mechanism towards a lowcarbon economy. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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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

Oceania Regional Office