‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …
Winner gains first-hand experience of UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
A 19 year-old Colombian student is this year’s grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green online and mobile community. … | Spanish
15 Dec 2009 | News story
The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. … | French
10 Dec 2009 | News story
On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement. … | French | Spanish
06 Dec 2009 | News story
CEC members Frits Hesselink and Susanna Calvo attended the WCPA Climate Change Summit in Granada. They offer some strategic approaches to communicating the importance of protected areas to climate change mitigation.
30 Nov 2009 | News story
This film explains in 6 minutes how the oceans are affected and play a major role in climate change, with a focus on alien species in the Mediterranean. CEC members went abord the vessel used by the Changing Oceans Expedition while docked in Barcelona last October. Shared with CEC by the Antinea team. …
26 Nov 2009 | News story
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
With a firm agreement elusive in the countdown to the UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen next month, the ability of local communities in the Arab region to fight the negative effects of climate change hang in the balance. …
12 Nov 2009 | News story
The Climate Change Talks held in Barcelona (2-6 November) under the auspices of the UNFCCC ended with the Chairmen of the two main negotiating streams expressing confidence that ‘a strong outcome of COP15 at Copenhagen can be achieved that is balanced, fair, ambitious and effective’. However, at the same time, most negotiating groups are now playing down the probability that the initially hoped-for legally binding agreement will emerge in December. They admit that there is now a lack of time as well as a lack of progress. They prefer to refer to a ‘politically binding agreement’ (the meaning of which is less than clear) and to devoting 2010 to negotiating the details of a legal treaty- i.e. legally binding under international law. …