Oceania

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

Council meeting wraps up at IUCN’s Swiss headquarters

The IUCN Council met in Gland, Switzerland from 23 to 25 November 2009. …   | French | Spanish

26 Nov 2009 | News story

rainforest

IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland

The approval of the IUCN’s work plan and budget for the coming two years, the venue for the next World Conservation Congress (2012) and IUCN’s involvement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15) are all on the agenda as the 73rd meeting of the IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland on November 23. …   | French | 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

IUCN Welcomes Nauru as New State Member

The Government of the Republic of Nauru has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 80th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Nauru as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | 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


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