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Hoper Glacier, flowing out of the Central Karakoram National Park is one of a number of high mountain glacial systems which are crucial to the water needs of communities living in the valleys around the park.  .  The management plan for this park needs to consider actions to secure sustainable valley irrigation and domestic water supply in the face of global climate change.

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

 There is no doubt that most of the world has woken up to the fact climate change is a problem and one that’s here to stay unless we act now. So how will the world judge our actions in 200 years? Will we be criticized for knowing everything there was to know about the problem and still doing nothing? Or will we be praised for our fast thinking and action that averted disaster? Here, we take a look at life beyond climate change mitigation, examine where the solutions to our rapidly over-heating planet lie, and reflect on what our world will look like 50 years on, with a population of some 9 billion people.
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Climate Change: a burning issue

Climate Change: a burning issue

Every day, everywhere, it’s getting hotter. The weather is more unpredictable, ice is melting, plants are disappearing and insects are appearing where they shouldn’t. These alarming trends aren’t new. There has been a lot of talk about the need to fight climate change, but disappointingly this has not been matched by action. Recently, however, there have been some changes that may yet herald the beginning of a new era in humanity’s fight against climate change.
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Gender at World Conservation Congress 2008
IUCN TV

Gender on the agenda

Are women being properly represented when decisions are made about the environment? IUCN Web TV talks to Lorena Aguilar, IUCN's Senior Gender Adviser about what progress is being made in integrating gender equity into conservation policy, which countries are leading the way and what more is needed. Several women who are taking part in the International Women Entrepreneurs Fair here at the Congress explain how they are changing the lives of local communities around the world through a range of innovative enterprises. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

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