Politique mondiale

Desert dune, Qatar

Ecosystem approach is the way forward

The newly established IUCN drylands programme stepped out in style for the first time at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York by convening a Learning Centre on the ecosystem approach. It was the first outreach engagement of the programme at a large international meeting of the United Nations. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuel potential for rural development

Biofuels have the potential to contribute greatly to rural development and increase the sustainable energy options to rural communities. …  

12 May 2009 | News story

Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.
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12 May 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Private sector involvement crucial for sustainable development partnerships

Companies have coverage and influence, an emphasis on efficiency and special technical and managerial expertise that could strengthen sustainable development efforts considerably. This was a shared view by IUCN and other participants during the first week of the 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

IPBES

Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

CITES Animals Committee

Report on the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting

During the week of April 20 to 24, Species Programme represented IUCN at the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Animals Committee meetings are designed to provide scientific advice and guidance to the Parties of CITES and the Secretariat to assist in their decision-making on species issues. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

DAsanka's shrub frog

A boost for biodiversity from the G8

Environment ministers at the G8 meeting in Sicily sent a strong political message about biodiversity and climate change with the release of the Carta di Siracusa on Biodiversity. …  

27 Apr 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

G20 must follow through on green promises

The G20, meeting yesterday in London, agreed with what IUCN and many others have been saying: the economic recovery must be inclusive, green and sustainable. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the CBD

Message from Bonn puts ecosystem services at centre stage

On 9 and 10 March, 50 distinguished participants gathered in Bonn for a high-level meeting called for the German Presidency to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Conference of the Parties (CBD COP), to discuss the scope and nature of future global targets on biodiversity. 

30 Mar 2009 | News story

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