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G8 ministers fail to recognise environmental risks of energy options beyond GHG emissions

In the G8 declaration released this week, ministers set a joint target of 80% reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with a large focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies – though potential environmental and social barriers were not considered. While renewable energy technologies hold much promise for delivering energy with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, IUCN advocates for the establishment of legal and regulatory policies that are robust and which safeguard the environment and people as an important part of the enabling framework for renewable energy. …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story
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Cóndor

Ecuador lucha por salvar al cóndor

La especie se encuentra en peligro crítico de extinción en Ecuador. Las principales amenazas son: destrucción de su hábitat, caza, falta de alimento y envenenamiento. Varias organizaciones y la sociedad civil se han unido para protegerla. …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story
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Greening the economy

G8 – Have they done enough?

Heads of state, meeting at the G8 Summit in Italy have pledged to “take the lead in the fight against climate change.”   …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story

Seamount species

Seamounts Project successfully kicked-off

The IUCN-executed Seamounts Project – the first GEF-funded project looking at the governance of areas beyond the limit of national jurisdiction – was successfully received by an audience of Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) practitioners, who welcomed this new endeavour. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

The tree of Lao Pa Go retreat

International Seminar on Greening Education

A three-day International Seminar on Greening Education will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2009 in the "green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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2010 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

The St Andrews Prize announces its call for entries. The deadline is October 31. 2009.  The Prize recognises significant contributions to environmental conservation and attracts entries from more than 50 countries each year . There is an award of $75,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the two runners-up. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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Catalyze IUCN CEC Action in Your Country

Are you a leader who can inspire action for sustainability in your own country? Are you active in professional networks in mass media, universities, knowledge management, social marketing or IT? Or do you know someone who fits this description? Nominations are now being accepted for National Activators in the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). Submit your nomination for IUCN CEC National Activator by July 31.
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09 Jul 2009 | News story

Conservation and Watershed Communities: A Visit to Miyun Reservoir

IUCN China organized a field trip to the Miyun Reservoir with participants from the “International Workshop in Conservation and Sustainable Development” on May 30, 2009. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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09 Jul 2009 | News story

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Poaching crisis as rhino horn demand booms in Asia

Rhino poaching worldwide is poised to hit a 15-year-high driven by Asian demand for horns, according to new research. …  

09 Jul 2009 | International news release

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