Asia

Transboundary water governance framework initiated

On 15 December, IUCN’s Asia Regional Environmental Law and Water and Wetlands Programmes held a joint workshop to work with partners to brainstorm the fundamentals of a transboundary water governance assessment framework. The workshop was sponsored by the Mekong Regional Water Dialogues project, funded by the Government of Finland. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story
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UNFCCC COP15, Copenhagen

IUCN media brief: 16 December 2009 - progress too slow on adaptation

THE LATEST: There remains considerable disagreement on key issues related to finance, reporting on progress on adaptation, and even on what the final adaptation agreement will be called - between a “framework” and a “programme”. Coming in to Copenhagen, adaptation was seen as one of the areas where real progress could be made, but the emerging reality is that the negotiations on adaptation will need to go on well into 2010 - delays which only add to the urgency of coming to an agreement. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

2nd NWG meet, Viet Nam

2nd Regional National Water Group meeting resolve to engage with policy makers and strengthen member base

The 2nd Regional National Working Group (RNWG) meeting of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues (MRWD), programme of IUCN's Asia office was organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 30th to December 1st, 2009. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story
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Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

Copenhagen Day 9 - we are all in it together

Julia Marton Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, was in the most famous queue in Europe with thousands of diplomats and activists in the cold Copenhagen winter. She describes a cheerful and motivated crowd, both inside and outside the conference center. …  

15 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Following a successful colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts In Sri Lanka held in Colombo on 6 November 2009, a satellite colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka was held on 24 November, 2009 in Batticaloa.  

02 Dec 2009 | News story
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Three Day training workshop on project designing and proposal development

QUETTA November 23 2009. Inaugural session of a three- day training workshop on project designing and proposal development (PC-1 format) was held on November 23 at Quetta Serena hotel. The training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan Balochistan Programme. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

One of the eighteen presentations at the workshop on October 31, 2009.

Living Rivers Workshop seeks to keep rivers alive

In collaboration with the Center of Biodiversity and Development (CBD) of the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) and Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN), IUCN co-funded a workshop called Living Rivers.

 
 
 
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17 Nov 2009 | News story
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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

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, over the past few decades there has been considerable interest in mangrove-related activities. 

12 Nov 2009 | News story
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