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76th meeting of IUCN Council

The 76th meeting of the IUCN Council will take place from 22-25 May 2011, in Gland, Switzerland. …   | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2011 | News story

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IUCN hosts UN discussions on making gender environmental benchmark

Gender issues could be the common thread running through global environment and development work, and therefore be at the centre of restructuring the UN system to be more consistent across agencies, programmes and conventions. …  

24 Mar 2011 | News story

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Call for Small Grant Award on Gender, Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

CGIAR has launched a new program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS’ overall goal is to overcome the additional threats posed by a changing climate to achieving food security, enhancing livelihoods and improving environmental management. …  

24 Mar 2011 | Article
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Pioneering knowledge base launched: Pakistan Water Gateway

Following up from this year's World Water Day and the call for action, IUCN Pakistan successfully launched a comprehensive water knowledge base, the Pakistan Water Gateway. …  

24 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre 'unplugs' for Earth Hour

Message from IUCN's Director General for Earth Hour – 8:30pm, 26 March

A message from IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre for Earth Hour – 8:30pm, Saturday 26 March. …  

24 Mar 2011 | IUCN statement

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Las praderas marinas en el punto de mira

El pasado 16 de febrero el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN se reunió en Málaga por primera con el Comité Técnico de Gestión del proyecto europeo Life+ para la conservación de las praderas de Posidonia oceanica en el litoral andaluz. Investigar y dar a conocer el papel crucial que desempeñan las praderas marinas como hábitat y criadero de numerosas especies comerciales, para purificar el agua, o como sumidero de carbono es el objetivo principal de esta iniciativa que acaba de comenzar. …  

23 Mar 2011 | News story

Remise de l'ouvrage au représentant du ministre de l'Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme par le point Focal CARPE-RDC

Cérémonie de vernissage de l’ouvrage sur les leçons apprises du programme CARPE

Dans le cadre de la célébration de la Journée Internationale des Forêts en RD. Congo, journée instituée par  la FAO (Fonds des Nations-Unies pour l’Agriculture et l’Alimentation) vers les années 1970 afin de promouvoir l’importance des différentes fonctions des écosystèmes forestiers du monde,  le programme Régional de l’Environnement en Afrique Centrale  (CARPE)  de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme a organisé le lundi 21 mars dans la grande salle des galeries Cassiopée à Kinshasa, la cérémonie de vernissage de l’ouvrage « Conservation à l’échelle du paysage dans le Bassin du Congo, leçons tirées du programme régional pour l’environnement en Afrique Centrale(CARPE) ». …  

23 Mar 2011 | News story
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NWG members discussed at the meeting

Vietnam National Working Group (NWG) meeting - MWD phase II

Under the auspices of the Finnish-funded Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD), every few months IUCN organizes a meeting of the National Working Group (NWG), which is made up of eight water and wetlands specialists drawn from government, NGOs, and academia. The first NWG meeting in 2011 was held on January 27 in HCMC to discuss the state of IWRM in Vietnam and the results of the meeting of the MRC Council and Donor Consultative Group on January 26 in HCMC. Please find HERE the meeting summary. We will continue to post summaries of next NWG meetings.   …   | Vietnamese

23 Mar 2011 | News story

Mekong Delta

Delta 2011

This meeting, the third in a series, was sponsored by IWMI, FAO, WorldFish Center, IRRI, SEI, and MONRE’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Environment (IMHEN). Jim Syvitski of the University of Colorado gave the keynote speech. He was the lead author of the sinking deltas paper that was published in Nature and has attracted a lot of attention. Deltas sink naturally unless they are replenished with sediment, which they are under normal conditions. The formula describing this relationship is: R = A ± E - Cn - Ca - M
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23 Mar 2011 | Article

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Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, will launch its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, 2011. …  

23 Mar 2011 | News story

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