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Rackeve, Hungary

Green infrastructure, a sustainable answer to Europe’s challenges

Green Infrastructure (GI) is an innovative way of protecting biodiversity while simultaneously contributing to sustainable and smart growth. It is defined as a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, which deliver a wide range of ecosystem services in terrestrial and marine areas. Green Infrastructure is also a key component of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and contributes to the restoration of degraded ecosystems in Europe, the enhancement of ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation. …  

24 Oct 2014 | News story

Todd Walters

Transboundary conservation helping promote peace and cooperation

"Conservation goals can be achieved across international boundaries through cooperative models, including enhanced nature conservation outcomes, sustainable socio-economic development and the promotion of peace," said IUCN's Todd Walters at the International Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation and Peace Building in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). …  

24 Oct 2014 | Article
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The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Kompong Som Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

La Dra. Grethel Aguilar responde preguntas de la audiencia sobre el tema de desarrollo sostenible. A su lado, Sergio Musmanni, de GIZ y  la moderadora y representante del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica, Alejandra Aguilar.

“Es posible alcanzar un punto de encuentro efectivo entre la protección del ambiente y el desarrollo económico”

¿Cómo conciliar comercio, medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible? ¿Puede incorporarse este equilibrio en un tratado comercial? Estas y otras preguntas se plantearon durante el encuentro “Dos regiones asociadas-Un mundo de oportunidades” sobre el Acuerdo de Asociación entre la Unión Europea y Centroamérica: Comercio e inversión, realizado entre el 16 y 17 de octubre en San José, Costa Rica.  …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Mono, Amazonía.

A new regional project aims to join 8 countries with a common conservation vision for Amazon protected areas

The main goals are to increase the ecosystem’s resilience to the effects of climate change, and to maintain the provision of environmental goods and services. …   | Spanish | Portuguese

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

Los investigadores Lázaro Flores, de Guatemala, Marcos Williamson, de Nicaragua y Anita Tzec, de Belice comentan sobre los aportes efectuados por los habitantes de territorios indígenas al mapa.

Mapa de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales a semanas de cerrar ciclo de investigación

Tras meses de diálogo, talleres, reuniones y grupos focales con pueblos indígenas y recopilación de información oficial existente, los investigadores y asesor del proyecto de mapeo de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales en Centroamérica intercambiaron experiencias, avances, lecciones aprendidas y desafíos durante el segundo taller regional en San Salvador a principios de octubre. En este taller se contó con la participación del coordinador del proyecto de mapeo, los siete investigadores nacionales y el Asesor Técnico Principal, el Dr. Mac Chapin.  …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Rock Islands Palau, Pacific

BIOPAMA launches regional observatories in Pacific and Central Africa

Two regional observatories were launched in the Pacific and in Central Africa with the aim of supporting decision-making for more effective protected areas management and biodiversity conservation. These observatories were established by BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), a programme developed on the initiative of the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Secretariat, supported by the European Union, and implemented by IUCN and other partners. …  

21 Oct 2014 | Article

Dancers welcoming Mua Voyage sailors to Vanuatu

Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia next on the horizon

The three vaka canoes sailing on the Mua Voyage have arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and will soon re-launch with southeastern Queensland, Australia, the next destination to hear their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Lake Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Regional directors jointly for nature

The rich natural heritage of our region depends on the coordinated action of all countries – this is a message sent out by the nature conservation authorities today in Ohrid. IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE) has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia in organizing the first annual meeting of national nature conservation authorities in the region to work toward defining regional priorities and joint activities in nature conservation.   …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

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