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Greening the economy

Businesses on board – for biodiversity

Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October during the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

What has gender got to do with biodiversity?

Gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is the aim of gender mainstreaming, which focuses on shifting the existing power relationships, and bringing the roles and needs of women and men high on the development agenda. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Russ Mittermeier, USA

Heading towards the finish line in Nagoya

As the negotiations at the Convention on Biological Diversity 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, rolls towards the finish line, talk in the corridors of the Nagoya Conference Center are turning to what we need to achieve by Friday. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Local action global results

The City Biodiversity Summit, being held in parallel to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, aims to confirm the importance of cities and biodiversity, encourage information exchange among local authorities worldwide, and appeal for more local initiatives to conserve nature. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Ambassador Iruka, Jane Smart IUCN's Director Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN's Naoya Furuta.

Biodiversity Band in action

Iruka, Japan's renowned singer and songwriter and IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador, performed today in Nagoya, Japan, as delegates to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference are preparing for the second week of negotiations, critical for the future of our planet’s biodiversity. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

A fine example of the traditional Satoyama landscape - Kaisho-no-mori Forest, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Everyone’s a winner - conservation Japanese style

Just thirty minutes from the hallowed halls of the Nagoya Conference Center, where negotitations to stemm the destruction of biodiversity are taking place, you find yourself in the middle of the most beautiful and traditional Japanese landscape. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

Invasive cheatgrass can displace native shrublands decreasing carbon storage and increasing fire risks

Invasive species and climate change form a ‘deadly duo’, warn top scientists

Two of the greatest threats to the natural world - invasive species and climate change – when combined, not only have devastating impacts on the environment but can also cost countries ten per cent of their Gross Domestic Product. In a report, released this week in Nagoya, Japan, scientists are urging countries to take immediate action against the ‘deadly duo’. …   | French | Spanish

22 Oct 2010 | International news release

IUCN Deputy Director Bill Jackson with Go4BioDiv group at Mount Fuji, Japan

Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage

Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDivOur Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and challenges facing their sites, notably climate change. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Low-lying island in the Seychelles

Islands of the Western Indian Ocean - unite!

The islands of the Western Indian Ocean and coastal areas of Eastern Africa are home to 30 million people who rely on their coastal environment for food and income. But overfishing, overdevelopment, pollution, environmental degradation and climate change are seriously threatening the natural resources that fuel the region’s economic activity. A burning question is will the region’s governments and civil society work together to respond to these challenges? …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Worth saving, invest in nature - IUCN

The central economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, the head of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) said today. …   | Spanish

20 Oct 2010 | News story