On the ground

Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Shagarab Refugee Camp, North Eastern Sudan

Feeling the heat - energy pressure in the Horn of Africa

Sound environmental management is central to refugee security and well-being. Managed sustainably, the environment can supply much-needed goods and services for refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) including fuel wood and building material. …  

31 May 2010 | News story

Solar panels shown here of the 40kw grid-connected solar pv system installed at the Motofuoua Secondary School, Vaitupu, Tuvalu

Powering the Pacific - launch of Tuvalu solar project

The Vaitupu community; an island atoll located 112 km northeast of Tuvalu’s capital - Funafuti are celebrating the recent handover of the Tuvalu Photo Voltaic Electricity Network Integration Project (TPVENIP) by IUCN to the Tuvalu government. …  

30 May 2010 | News story

President launches LifeCycle Fiji

The young and the old, united by their passion for cycling and the need to reduce carbon emissions got together to launch LifeCycle Fiji on 1 May in Fiji's capital city, Suva. The President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, also launched into action as he cycled around the city to officially launch the initiative. …  

11 May 2010 | News story
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Calotropis gigantean

Beating back biofuel crop invasions

The risk of biofuel crops becoming invasive and outcompeting native species is increasing as more advanced crops are planted. This can be managed to reduce the impact on local livelihoods and the environment, according to a report by IUCN. …  

18 Feb 2010 | News story

Dams depending on glaciers, such as the Moiry dam in Valais, Switzerland, will need to cope with changing environmental conditions.

Troubled waters

IUCN's magazine World Conservation looks at how climate change is affecting the energy sector and why energy producers need to pay greater attention to natural resource management. …  

27 May 2010 | Article

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

The dilemma

Clean energy does not always mean green energy and when biodiversity is threatened by renewable energy projects, environmentalists face a difficult dilemma. …  

27 May 2010 | Article

IUCN's work on sustainable energy