September

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Leaders define pathway to restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests

A core commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020 is launched today at a ministerial conference in Bonn. New analysis by IUCN estimates that restoring 150 million hectares would be worth US$ 85 billion per year to national and global economies. …   | Spanish

02 Sep 2011 | News story

Senate meet Thai National Working Group

National government endorses MWD work in Thailand

On 2 September, the National Working Group (NWG) for MWD Thailand met to discuss the project’s progress. Senator Surajit Chirawate,from the Thai Senate Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environment (Sub-Committee on Water Resources), joined the NWG meeting as a chief guest.  

02 Sep 2011 | News story
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Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

The Bioenergy and Water Nexus: Report launched at World Water Week

IUCN contributed to a UNEP-led report exploring links between bioenergy and water. This report was launched at the water conference in Stockholm last week. IUCN emphasised the role of environmental flows in managing potential trade-offs with other users, including biofuel producers. …  

02 Sep 2011 | News story

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

With more lands around the world facing increasing deterioration and degradation, the United Nations General Assembly declared the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from January 2010 to December 2020 to promote action that will protect the drylands. The Decade is an opportunity to make critical changes to secure the long-term ability of drylands to provide value for humanity's well being  

02 Sep 2011 | News story
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Malawi forms a National Committee, Carl Bruessow elected Chair

IUCN Members in Malawi met in Blantyre today to establish the IUCN National Committee of Malawi. The Committee intends to facilitate co-operation among the Members of IUCN in Malawi, and co-ordinate the components of IUCN in the country. The Committee has also committed to motivating participation of members in Malawi in the programme and governance of IUCN. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story
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Creating a web of life, an activity at the World Scout Jamboree 2011

1,000 hours of environmental education at World Scout Jamboree

IUCN ran 24 two-hour workshops for over 500 Scouts of 27 nationalities at the Global Development Village. CEC Focal Point Rod Abson shares the event report.  …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

Annual report 2010

The nature of progress

How is IUCN helping us move towards a sustainable world? How are we promoting natural solutions to global challenges such as climate change and food security? IUCN’s annual report for 2010 takes a look at activities undertaken, and progress made towards our conservation objectives. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

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