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CEESP now on Facebook

CEESP has joined the social networking site, Facebook. If you are a member of Facebook, send a request to the Group ‘IUCN CEESP’. Facebook enables all members of CEESP to communicate with each other in all of the languages of IUCN and to share images, journeys, views and opinions. It offers another mechanism for networking across Commission regions and Themes and provides a more user friendly tool for Commission members to meet and exchange ideas. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

CEESP Member wins Nobel Memorial Prize

IUCN congratulates Professor Elinor Ostrom, a member of IUCN's Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, for winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Professor Ostrom, who is involved with the theme on Governance, Equity and Rights in the Commission, shared the prize with Oliver E. Williamson, for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons". She is the first woman to win the prize in this category. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

Call for Papers: Biofuels

CEESP will be producing an Occasional Paper on Biofuels. You are invited to submit short articles highlighting the impact of biofuel production on communities. Descriptions of successful efforts where local community uses of biofuels are supported without exploitation of people or the environment would also be welcome. Send your articles and images to: (doris@cellarius.org) by 7 December 2009. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

Ramsar site: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq: an oasis under pressure

Increasing water demands in water-scarce Jordan is putting pressure on one of the country’s largest groundwater basins, the Azraq oasis …  

22 Nov 2009 | News story

l’animateur explique le projet aux éleveurs  à Djoumara (Août 2009)

AMCFE oeuvre dans la prévention et la gestion des conflits dans la Réserve de Faune de Bafing

L’Association Malienne pour la Conservation de la Faune et de l’Environnement (AMCFE) oeuvre dans la prévention et la gestion des conflits dans la Réserve de Faune de Bafing au Mali. …  

20 Nov 2009 | News story

A handful of fungi collected on the Yorkshire Moors

Fighting for Fungi: landmark conservation agreement is reached

An international group dedicated to protecting the world’s diverse array of fungi has been formed as the result of a groundbreaking meeting of high-profile scientists, brought together in the North Yorkshire town of Whitby by Dr David Minter, an Associate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. …  

20 Nov 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General on natural solutions to climate change

Ahead of the Copenhagen climate talks that take place 7-19 December, IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre calls for investing in nature for adaptation and mitigation. …  

19 Nov 2009 | Video

panel visit

The IUCN-Holcim Panel proposes the adoption of a Biodiversity Management System

The IUCN-Holcim Panel, composed by 5 high international experts in biodiversity conservation, has completed the visits to Holcim’s country operations. Seven countries and more than 25 quarries were visited between June 2008 and October 2009. …  

19 Nov 2009 | News story

Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

Developed countries to pay for forests, says Geneva survey

A survey carried out in Geneva, Switzerland, shows that most people believe that the key to conserving tropical forests and seriously reducing greenhouse gas emissions lies with better funding from developed countries. …   | French

19 Nov 2009 | International news release
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Shamen Vindanage

Sri Lanka expectations for Copenhagen climate meeting

IUCN's Sri Lanka representative Shamen Vindanage explains his country's hopes and expectations for the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen. 

18 Nov 2009 | Video

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