As the UN recently kicked off the official launch of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the IUCN Mesoamerica office released a new video on cooperation achievements between Panama and Costa Rica, including actions in the transboundary Sixaola river basin. … | Spanish
04 Mar 2013 | News story
By James Dalton. It has been over three years since we first sat down with CEMEX, the global building materials company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of those meetings where we were not sure what they wanted to talk about apart from the general subject of ‘water’. …
01 Mar 2013 | News story
We pose several questions to Oliver Greenfield, Convener for the Green Economy Coalition.
- What are the benefits of investing in Natural Capital and a Green Economy?
- What role do you think that Business has is incorporating Natural Capital into their operations?
- How does Business fit into the greater Green Economy framework?
- What is the role of policy and policy makers in enabling the uptake of a Green Economy?
- What is the Green Economy Coalition’s future work plan for 2013-2016?
Today, IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation announced the launch of the Powered by Nature competition in which European communications students are challenged to co-create a social media campaign. The goal of the final campaign is to raise awareness of “natural solutions” for energy and encourage the young generation to become "powered by nature". Students will work together with experts from environmental organisations and communications agencies on their final submissions. …
12 Feb 2013 | News story
A report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies. …
01 Feb 2013 | News story
IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) today launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security. …
31 Jan 2013 | News story
La empresa líder en la producción de cemento firmó un acuerdo con la oficina regional para América del Sur de la UICN, que le permitirá contar con herramientas verdes para una acción más sostenible. … | English
Horizon of certainty: industry calls for long-term policy to drive innovation in managing natural resources
A group including European policy-makers, environmental experts and industry members were invited at a recent event to reflect on the question “Is there a role for innovation in the sustainable management of raw materials?”. The event was the first on this topic since the launch of the new Working Group on “Business and Raw Materials” under the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.” …
30 Jan 2013 | News story
Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water, answers three key questions explaining the 'Water for Nature, Nature for Water' stream of the UN-led Post 2015 Water Consultation Process. This process, entitled 'The World We Want', gathers people's priorities and helps build a collective vision that will be used by the UN and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one based on the aspirations of all citizens. View the video and join in the live discussion taking place now! …
30 Jan 2013 | News story