Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. … | French | Spanish
22 Mar 2011 | News story
Karez systems in Pakistan are traditional practices of water tapping and channelling. Due to overpumping of groundwater aquifers in Balochistan province, of an estimated 800 karezes, 175 have dried up in recent decades. …
10 Mar 2011 | News story
- Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
- Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
- Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
08 Mar 2011 | News story
08 Mar 2011 | News story
On 2nd March, Carlos Sanchez, President of the Spanish National Committee of IUCN Members and of the Foundation for Man and Nature (FNYH in Spanish), together with Juan Carlos del Olmo, Secretary General of WWF-Spain, and Guillermo Palomero, President of the Brown Bear Foundation, presented a proposal based entirely on the conservation of biodiversity, priority species and their habitats. … | Spanish
04 Mar 2011 | News story
24 Feb 2011 | News story
“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …
Ten years after the publication of the World Commission on Dams report, the West and Central Africa office of IUCN commissioned a study to look at the approaches to decision-making around large dams. …
04 Feb 2011 | News story
In light of the various barriers encountered by small island countries in participating in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, the UNEP Risoe Centre from Denmark with the assistance of the Fiji Government, IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and SPREP have begun a series of workshops to build understanding and capacity for Pacific Island Countries in the effort to assist them to efficiently implement CDM procedures. …
03 Feb 2011 | News story