October

Nalini Nadkarni, Faculty Member in the Evergreen State College

The strange power of moss for redeeming prisoners

The connection between moss and the rehabilitation of prisoners may not be obvious, but it is the starting point for an innovative conservation outreach project in Washington State, USA. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Sustainability Dialogue "Green Construction for Sustainable Living"

Go green through energy efficient buildings

Buildings are responsible for at least 40 percent of energy use in developing countries. As the construction industry booms, the figure is rising fast. Leading global companies have teamed up to act now because buildings can make a major contribution to tackle climate change and energy use. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

UNDP Equator Initiative

The movers and shakers

It seems the old ways are always the best. The Equator Prize, announced during a ceremony at the Congress, recognizes the work of communities who are conserving biodiversity and generating income through traditional methods. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Water workshop, 7 October 2008, Barcelona

Critics challenge conservationists to emulate business leaders for change

Two days after IUCN's President called on the world's corporate executives to seat environmental leaders on every board of directors, critics at the World Conservation Congress countered that environmental leaders must urgently learn and adopt business management approaches, otherwise the conservation movement will continue to “fail” to achieve the impacts it has been seeking for decades. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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Terraviva News

Terraviva is the daily newspaper of the World Conservation Congress. Read about climate change, the financial crisis, eco-friendly driving, mining and indigenous people. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Construction of Masdar - the world's first verifiably sustainable city - began in February of 2008.

Local action, global benefits

An exciting new network partnership – the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity – was launched today by IUCN, mayors from around the globe and international organizations in the latest of the series of Sustainability Dialogues at Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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Schedule of Contact Groups now available

The Resolutions Committee has referred a number of motions to be discussed at contact groups before they are considered and voted upon in Plenary. The schedule of contact groups is now available here. Please note that this schedule may be subject to changes. Delegates are advised to consult updates and changes at the Resolutions Helpdesk during Congress.
Schedule as of 13-10-2008 

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangal Man Shakya, Wildlife Watch Group, Nepal

"I got some interesting insight into how illegal wildlife trade has a new internet dimension. The message on how environmental health and security are intelinked has also been reinforced." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Tone Solhaug, Norway

"This congress is about learning, exchanging ideas and talking face to face." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story