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REDD+ Partnership Workshop: Session III on Benefit Sharing Mechanisms (l. to r.) Pham Quoc Hung, Ministry of Agriculture Vietnam; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Donna Lee, US State Department; Joseph Armathe Amougou, Ministry of Environment Cameroon; John Costenbader, IUCN ELC; Daniela Carrion, Ministry of Environment Ecuador (not pictured).

IUCN-ELC delivers paper on REDD+ benefit-sharing at Cancun Workshop

John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …  

13 Jan 2011 | News story

CBD COP10 logo

Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

WANI supports good water governance in Uganda and Kenya

Across East Africa, governments have recognized watershed management at the local level is key to improved water resources management. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story

ISARM 2010: Transboundary Aquifers; challenges and new directions

Transboundary Aquifers Conference: the ELC contribution

IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) took part in the most recent expert conference on transboundary aquifers in Paris, France …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

El Salvador

Launch of new Water Governance Project at COP16

A new climate change and water governance project is launched at COP16 in Cancun. Strengthening local and national capacities to better manage water and ecosystems will be the project focus in adapting to climate change. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Vincent Graffin, Thomas Greiber, Kathryn Kintzele and Sheila Abed.

Brief on the BEI Side Event @ COP10

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative (BEI) launch and workshop took place on Thursday, October 21, from 1:15pm to 2:45pm during the first week of CBD COP10. …  

04 Nov 2010 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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