December 2011

UNFCCC COP 17 Durban

The place to be at COP17: The Adaptation Hub

There has been an unprecedented buzz around climate change adaptation so far at this year’s UN Climate Change conference, the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

Cato Manor's Green Street, Durban

Welcome to Green Street South Africa

Just fifteen minutes away from the UN Climate Summit in Durban you can see what a real difference putting policy in to action can actually make. In a first for South Africa, 30 low-income houses in a street in Cato Manor Township have been given a green upgrade.   …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

It's time for action on adaptation

One of IUCN's rallying cries at UNFCCC COP17 in Durban is "Time for action on adaptation". Ed Barrow, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme, goes  in to more detail on this key message, starting by explaining IUCN's understanding of adaptation.   …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

Masaai boy herding goats, Olbil, Tanzania

Climate awareness at 30,000 feet: IUCN and South African Airways team up

Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways, and the world’s largest environmental union, IUCN, have teamed up to launch a unique climate change awareness campaign to coincide with the start of the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Durban. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

Dove trees witness the impact of past climate changes

Climate awareness at 30,000 feet: IUCN and South African Airways team up

Durban, South Africa, 2 December 2011 (IUCN) – Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways, and the world’s largest environmental union, IUCN, have teamed up to launch a unique climate change awareness campaign to coincide with the start of the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Durban.  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

Forest Nurseries in Lebanon by Navarrete Poyatos, M.A., Navarro Cerrillo, R., Palacios Rodríguez, G., Chnais, E. and Salman, H. (2011).

New guidelines for reforestation in Lebanon

An IUCN guide to the cultivation of 30 native tree species in Lebanon was launched on 30 November at the Lebanese University’s Department of Agronomy as part of a major reforestation effort in the country. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

Coraux Wallis

Climate SAVE

Did you know that Europe overseas territories host over 20% of the world’s coral reefs, lagoons and associated mangrove ecosystems and form the world’s largest Exclusive Economic Zone? Did you know that these territories are not only vulnerable to climate change, but can also provide solutions? Read the full message travelling to world leaders currently gathering at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.  …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

Peucang Island in the Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia

Protected Areas: the “secret” natural solution to climate change

Climate change is the greatest threat to biodiversity and human livelihoods, and one the most effective solutions are the world’s protected area systems, amomg them national parks and wilderness reserves. Not only do they help address the causes of climate change - the release of greenhouse gases, they also mitigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and everything that depends on healthy natural ecosystems. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

From left to right, Ms. Dimovic WWFDCP, Mr. Tomic NP Tara, Mr. Milojevic RIPCHNH, Ms. Ferdinandova IUCN, Mr. Porej WWFMedPo

Partnership for Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Drina

Partnership between the National Park Tara from Serbia and the Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina was formally announced on 16 November 2011. …  

01 Dec 2011 | News story

Wolves

From sustainable tourism to biodiversity: the Nordic Council Environment Prize spans wide

The theme of the Nordic Council Environment Prize for 2012 is biodiversity and anyone can nominate suitable individuals or organisations for the prize. The deadline for the nomination of candidates is 12 December 2011.   …  

01 Dec 2011 | News story
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